Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1462741
NM manages veth interfaces when ethtool is missing and predictable names are disabled
Last modified: 2017-07-13 12:13:42 EDT
Description of problem:
When ethtool is not installed and the udev rule
"80-net-setup-link.rules" is masked (i.e. predictable interface names
are disabled), ID_NET_DRIVER is unset and the rule
"84-nm-drivers.rules" fails to detect the driver. Therefore, all
interfaces are managed by NM, including veths which should not be
This happens, for example, on RHEL atomic host images.
The NetworkManager package should probably have a dependency on ethtool.
I think "80-net-setup-link.rules" does a lot of setup for net-devices. Disabling it seems like a bad idea, and it would be expected to break other stuff.
Although various sources on the internet suggest to mask 80-net-setup-link.rules, the better way to configure the naming scheme is a .link file with "[Link] NamePolicy=".
This seems like a bug in atomic host, whoever masks 80-net-setup-link.rules.
Almost no packages require "ethtool", and NM doesn't need it either -- except for unusual cases like the present bug.