Bug 105787 - dhcp fails on 'network restart' with b44 driver
dhcp fails on 'network restart' with b44 driver
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-09-27 11:21 EDT by Noa Resare
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-07 03:24:00 EDT
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Description Noa Resare 2003-09-27 11:21:18 EDT
Description of problem:

fetching ip settings for my bcm4401 network card over dhcp fails with a timeout
when I run /sbin/service network restart

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have the host on a network with a dhcp server
2. start the network on boot or start it manually with /sbin/ifup ethX
3. run /sbin/service network restart
Actual results:
after a couple of minute the dhcp request times out, with some ping statistics
showing 100% packet loss to the default gateway.

Expected results:
Successful interface restart

Additional info:
You can easily work around the problem by running

/sbin/service network stop
/sbin/rmmod b44
/sbin/service network start

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2003-09-29 21:23:29 EDT
I just checked in a fix to this driver, which should fix this (and other
similar) problems. Look out for 2080 or above when that appears.
Comment 2 Noa Resare 2003-10-07 03:24:00 EDT
I have verified this probelem as fixed in kernel-2.4.22-1.2087.nptl. Good work.

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