Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105787
dhcp fails on 'network restart' with b44 driver
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:21 EST
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):
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
after a couple of minute the dhcp request times out, with some ping statistics
showing 100% packet loss to the default gateway.
Successful interface restart
You can easily work around the problem by running
/sbin/service network stop
/sbin/service network start
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.
I have verified this probelem as fixed in kernel-2.4.22-1.2087.nptl. Good work.