Description of problem:
Using a machine with a PCMCIA network card the network is init'd by
the PCMCIA scripts. However, unlike the normal network init the
PCMCIA scripts do not wait for the card to get a DHCP and/or properly
come up. This can cause problems with other init scripts that run
shortly after PCMCIA that neet to access the network.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most likely exists in Fedora Core as well.
I can reproduce it with my init script that starts OpenAFS which has a
check to make sure that there are ethernet cards up and with valid IP
addresses. These openafs RPMS can be found on
I would expect the PCMCIA stuff to wait for ethernet cards to properly
init as does the normal network init scripts.