Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137211
Timeout too short for Ethernet initialization on Intel SE7505VB2 motherboard.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:49:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Ethernet support on the Intel SE7505VB2 motherboard fails to be
initialized because the timeout in check_link_down is too short. To
fix the problem, do the following:
1. Edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions.
2. Search for "check_link_down".
3. Within check_link_down(), either:
a) Change "$timeout -le 10" to "$timeout -le 20".
b) Change "usleep 500000" to "usleep 1000000".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Fedora Core 2 on an Intel SE7505VB2 motherboard.
2. Watch the boot messages.
3. Ethernet initialization will fail.
Actual Results: Ethernet did not work.
Expected Results: Ethernet should have worked.
What sort of switch are you connected to?
An Extreme Networks Summit 400-48t
Here's an extra piece of information:
The SE7505VB2 motherboard has two Ethernet ports: a 10/100 and a Ge.
The 10/100 does not time out.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
At this point, this is unlikely to change; there really haven't been many other
reports of this.