Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156776
ifup hangs during bootup
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:53:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
after a yum update roughly 4 days ago, my box couldnt boot up anymore. It brings up eth1 but then the ifup of an xDSL interface hangs indefinitely (for hours if left alone). Booting via init=/bin/bash and fixing up the interface to not be brought up during bootup solves the problem - 'ifup Provider' works fine after a full bootup. The problem is fully reproducible otherwise.
i'm now running yesterday's devel packages and the problem didnt go away.
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Steps to Reproduce:
If you add -x to the invocation of ifup, where does it hang?
things further deteriorated today - now it says 'MAKEDEV: directory already
exists' (or something like that, serial console doesnt work for whatever reason)
and then hangs at the 'enabling hardware' (?) step. With selinux=0 it boots up
just fine, and i dont get the xDSL hang either.
Marking as a duplicate; this appears to be related to a udev bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 156862 ***