Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143535
Anaconda does not add HWADDR= entries in ifcfg-ethXX scripts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:15 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL4 pre-rc2
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
This is caused by kudzu somehow not being able to assign an ethX to
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
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.
Appears fixed in RC1. Will leave it open so Jordan can confirm and
close when he's back from vacation (1/17).
Confirmed that this is now fixed in RC1