Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112824
[RFE] firmware.agent in future releases
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:41:10 EDT
Description of problem:
please add the firmware.agent in future releases
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. # hotplug
Actual Results: AgentName values on this system: ieee1394 net pci
Expected Results: AgentName values on this system: firmware ieee1394
net pci scsi usb
the prism54-driver is not usable without the firmware.agent
thanks for hotplug-2004_01_05-1 in development
AgentName values on this system:
dasd firmware ieee1394 input net pci scsi tape usb
but there is no FIRMWARE_DIR after the update
$ grep FIRMWARE_DIR /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent
if [ -f $FIRMWARE_DIR/$FIRMWARE ]; then
cp $FIRMWARE_DIR/$FIRMWARE $SYSFS/$DEVPATH/data
could you add this directory?
# mkdir -p /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
*** Bug 122807 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 126652 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The problem I described in Bug 122807 which was marked as duplicate of
this bug, has been resolved in latest rawhide. The ipw2100 driver now
works fine during init.
Fixed in initscripts-7.70-1.
Please change bug 122807 so that it is no longer a duplicate of this
one. Bug 122807 is *not* fixed in initscripts-7.70-1.
I have an x86_64 system with a PCI prism54 device running FC2 on which
I have installed initscripts-7.80-1 and mkinitrd-4.1.11-1 from FC3
test2 and the behavior is unchanged. Specifically, the network card
cannot start at boot because without hotplug support firmware cannot
be loaded. Using ifup later brings it up with no problems and can be
used as a work around.
Still, this should be fixed because in many cases it is quite
cumbersome. For example, I run DNS and DHCP (the machine is
essentially an 802.11g access point) so these services must be
restarted as well.
The submitter said 122807 worked for him...
Yes, bug 122807 has worked for me ever since (I'm now at
initscripts-7.86-1). I'm running FC3t2 up2date up to 2004/10/02.