Bug 106546 - netdump does not report when interface is not up/available
Summary: netdump does not report when interface is not up/available
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netdump
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Linda Wang
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-10-08 10:02 UTC by Daniel J Blueman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:58 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 20:13:14 UTC

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Description Daniel J Blueman 2003-10-08 10:02:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the network interface netdump uses is not up, or is not correct etc, the
init script does not fail correctly, but continues.

This can be an obvious 'gotcha' (eg) if you have more than one network card.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. misconfigure the DEV param in /etc/sysconfig/netdump
2. start the netdump service: service netdump start
3. lean back and enjoy the errors

Actual Results:  ambigious output, continues to try etc.

Expected Results:  simple, clear error message, stopping the 'service start'

Additional info:

Good, simple fix is:

diff -du /etc/init.d/netdump-orig /etc/init.d/netdump
--- /etc/init.d/netdump-orig    Wed Oct  8 10:28:58 2003
+++ /etc/init.d/netdump Wed Oct  8 10:36:23 2003
@@ -67,7 +67,16 @@
     local oldIFS arp_output line
     arping -c 1 -I $DEV $host &> /dev/null
-    [ $? -ne 0 ] && echo "$prog: cannot arp $host" 1>&2 && usage
+    local rc=$?
+    if [ $rc -ne 0 ]; then
+       if [ $rc -eq 2 ]; then
+           echo "$prog: interface $DEV not up"
+       else
+           echo "$prog: cannot arp $host" 1>&2
+       fi
+       exit 1
+    fi
     # output from arp -a of the form:
     # good: host.domain (A.B.C.D) at 00:50:BF:06:48:C1 [ether] on eth0
@@ -120,6 +129,11 @@
     LOCALADDR=$(ip_of_device $DEV)
+    if [ -z "$LOCALADDR" ]; then
+       echo "$prog: failed to find device $DEV"
+       exit 1
+    fi
     ssh -x -i /etc/sysconfig/netdump_id_dsa netdump@$NETDUMPADDR echo
"$MAGIC2$MAGIC1" \> /var/crash/magic/$LOCALADDR || echo "$prog: could not ssh to
     IPHEX=`dquad_to_hex $IPADDR`

Comment 1 Dave Anderson 2003-12-02 20:25:56 UTC
Yes, this was one of several mis-handlings of error conditions.

It's been addressed as of:

  netdump 0.6.11-2 (AS2.1 - update to U3 netdump errata)
  netdump 0.6.11-3 (RHEL3 - update to U1 netdump errata) 

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 20:13:14 UTC
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Powertools are currently no longer supported by Red
Hat, Inc. In an effort to clean up bugzilla, we are closing all bugs in MODIFIED
state for these products.

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cracks. If, in fact, these issues are not resolved in a current Fedora Core
Release (such as Fedora Core 5), please open a new issues stating so. Thanks.

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