Bug 1271656 - MTU/MAC not set in dracut
Summary: MTU/MAC not set in dracut
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dracut
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lukáš Nykrýn
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
Blocks: 1289485 1313485 1256306
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Reported: 2015-10-14 12:44 UTC by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2017-02-09 08:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 07:59:24 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2530 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE dracut bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 14:17:01 UTC

Description Jan Stodola 2015-10-14 12:44:18 UTC
Description of problem:
Dracut allows to set MAC address and MTU for the device being configured. However, it doesn't work in all cases, see the examples bellow:

1) format: ip=<interface>:{dhcp|on|any|dhcp6|auto6}[:[<mtu>][:<macaddr>]]

ip=ens3:dhcp:1000                       MTU:fail  MAC:N/A
ip=ens3:dhcp::54:52:00:ab:cd:ef         fails to boot: Sorry, unknown value 'ab'
ip=ens3:dhcp::[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]       MTU:N/A   MAC:fail
ip=ens3:dhcp:1000:54:52:00:ab:cd:ef     fails to boot: Sorry, unknown value 'ab'
ip=ens3:dhcp:1000:[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]   MTU:fail  MAC:fail

2) format: ip=<client-IP>:[<peer>]:<gateway-IP>:<netmask>:<client_hostname>:<interface>:{none|off|dhcp|on|any|dhcp6|auto6|ibft}:[:[<mtu>][:<macaddr>]]

ip=                      MTU:OK   MAC:N/A
ip=        MTU:N/A  MAC:OK
ip=[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]      MTU:N/A  MAC:fail
ip=    MTU:OK   MAC:fail
ip=[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]  MTU:OK   MAC:fail

ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000                       MTU:fail  MAC:N/A
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp::54:52:00:ab:cd:ef         MTU:N/A   MAC:fail
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp::[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]       MTU:N/A   MAC:fail
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000:54:52:00:ab:cd:ef     MTU:fail  MAC:fail
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000:[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]   MTU:fail  MAC:fail

("fail" means that MTU or MAC wasn't set according to the ip= parameter)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to set MAC/MTU using the examples above

Actual results:
MAC/MTU is not set

Expected results:
MAC/MTU is set correctly

Additional info:

Comment 4 Jan Stodola 2016-08-11 08:25:45 UTC
Retested with dracut-033-450.el7, all the following test cases work as expected:

ip=ens3:dhcp:1000                       MTU:OK    MAC:N/A
ip=ens3:dhcp::54:52:00:ab:cd:ef         MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=ens3:dhcp::[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]       MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=ens3:dhcp:1000:54:52:00:ab:cd:ef     MTU:OK    MAC:OK
ip=ens3:dhcp:1000:[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]   MTU:OK    MAC:OK

ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000                       MTU:OK    MAC:N/A
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp::54:52:00:ab:cd:ef         MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp::[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]       MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000:54:52:00:ab:cd:ef     MTU:OK    MAC:OK
ip=::::test:ens3:dhcp:1000:[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]   MTU:OK    MAC:OK

ip=                      MTU:OK    MAC:N/A
ip=        MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]      MTU:N/A   MAC:OK
ip=    MTU:OK    MAC:OK
ip=[54:52:00:ab:cd:ef]  MTU:OK    MAC:OK

Moving to VERIFIED.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 07:59:24 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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