Bug 112325 - PCMCIA init doesn't wait for ethernet cards to init
PCMCIA init doesn't wait for ethernet cards to init
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel-pcmcia-cs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-17 15:19 EST by Jack Neely
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-26 23:33:23 EST
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Description Jack Neely 2003-12-17 15:19:24 EST
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.

How reproducible:
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

Expected results:
I would expect the PCMCIA stuff to wait for ethernet cards to properly
init as does the normal network init scripts.

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