Bug 143535 - Anaconda does not add HWADDR= entries in ifcfg-ethXX scripts
Anaconda does not add HWADDR= entries in ifcfg-ethXX scripts
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-12-21 18:20 EST by jordan hargrave
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-21 14:37:52 EST
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Description jordan hargrave 2004-12-21 18:20:17 EST
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Description of problem:
On a fresh system install, the entries in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethXXX are created.  However
theres is no HWADDR= field in these scripts.  If additional network
cards are added to the system after installation, kudzu cannot
synchronize the network configuration properly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL4 pre-rc2
2.check /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethXX

Actual Results:  There are no HWADDR= entries in the scripts after

Expected Results:  The HWADDR field should be populated.  If
additional cards are added/removed, kudzu cannot synchronize its state

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-22 17:49:06 EST
This is caused by kudzu somehow not being able to assign an ethX to
NICs again.

Reverting back to kudzu.c:1.125 fixes that but that's not a real fix.

cc'ing Bill, but he's on vacation so I'll look at this some more
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-23 10:47:28 EST
Instead of changing kudzu, I made a change to anaconda to get the
hwaddr even in cases where kudzu can't do the device mappings and just
excluded setting the HWADDR on s390 to avoid hitting bug 135023.
Comment 3 Amit Bhutani 2005-01-14 14:14:27 EST
Appears fixed in RC1. Will leave it open so Jordan can confirm and 
close when he's back from vacation (1/17).
Comment 4 jordan hargrave 2005-01-21 14:37:52 EST
Confirmed that this is now fixed in RC1

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