Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142172
ETHTOOL_OPTS works in DL-360-G4 (tg3), but in DL-380-G4 (tg3) does not work.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
I have many DL-360-G4 using ETHTOOL_OPTS in ifcfg-eth0, forcing 100
Mbps, full duplex and autoneg off, but when I put the same
ETHTOOL_OPTS in DL-380-G4 (tg3), I have 100 Mbps, half duplex and
autoneg off. It seems itÂ´s not reading ETHTOOL_OPTS.
In DL-380-G4, when i run "ifcfg eth0 down", ethtool command shows me
100Mbps... if NIC is down and "ifconfig" command donÂ´t show me any
about eth0 (only "lo"), how it "ethtool" command shows me 100Mbps and
more? In DL-360-G4, it works fine.
I put ethtool comand in rc.local as workaround, and itÂ´s working as I
want (100 Mbps, full duplex and autoneg off).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.set ETHTOOL_OPTS in ifcfg-eth0 with speed 100 duplex full autoneg
2.reboot or network restart;
3.run "ethtool eth0"... the answer is "speed 100 duplex half autoneg
off", not full duplex;
4.if I run or put "ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 duplex full autoneg off"
in rc.local, it works fine.
Actual Results: run "ethtool eth0" and the answer is "speed 100
duplex half autoneg off", not full duplex, even when eth0 is down !
Expected Results: ETHTOOL_OPTS must work if I put in ifcfg-eth0 and
ethtool cannot answer "speed 100 duplex half autoneg off" if NIC eth0
Are you using the exact same network config in both cases?
Mauricio, is this still an issue?
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