Bug 127704 - waiting for link... 15 seconds
Summary: waiting for link... 15 seconds
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: s390
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-07-12 19:09 UTC by Brock Organ
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 00:43:29 UTC
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Description Brock Organ 2004-07-12 19:09:46 UTC
* RHEL3-U3-Beta-RC-re0709.0 for s390-as
* ftp install
* stage 1 loader
* using qeth NIC driver

when choosing "ftp" as install type, a 15 second pause occurs while
the  installer is waiting for link:

> * going to do getNetConfig
> * adding
> * dnsservers is
> * doing kickstart... setting it up
> * waiting for link...
> * 15 seconds.
> * reverse name lookup worked
> * starting to STEP_URL

after the 15 second pause, the install proceeds as normal ...

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-12 19:16:59 UTC
The driver doesn't support the ETHTOOL_GLINK or mii-tool ioctls for
determining whether or not a link is present or not.  The default wait
had to be lengthened to 15 seconds to account for
hilarity/ridiculousness with gbit nics.  You can adjust the time to be
shorter with 'linksleep=n' in your parm file.

Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2005-10-04 00:43:29 UTC
Closing due to lack of response.

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