Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157346
Kudzu crashes and system hangs when setting ethernet ip address to 0.0.0.0
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:53:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
FC3 is installed and operating correctly. I attempt to add a dual port NIC with Intel Gigabit ports. Upon system boot kudzu appears as expected. Because I am unable to tell kudzu I would like to have the ethernet devices set up with no IP address I try a similar solution which works with YAST which is to set the IP addr to 0.0.0.0 and the netmask to 255.255.255.255 and the gateway and nameserver to blank. When I proceed to the next card kudzu will either crash immediately or will crash shortly after I start to type in the same values for the second network port.
The reason for wanting to set the ethernet ports to not have an IP address is so that they can be added to an ethernet bridge later which is setup and controled by a custom application runing on the FC system.
Allow users to have the interface come up without an IP address
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Shutdown installed FC3 system
2. Add dual NIC card (May also work with a single port NIC)
4. Wait for kudzu to appear
5. Select configure for the new ethernet device
6. enter 0.0.0.0 for the IP address and 255.255.255.255 for the netmask and leave the gateway and nameserver blank.
7. Select ok/continue
8. crash with system hang
Actual Results: Crash as described in description
Expected Results: Configuration of the ethernet device without an IP address.
I tested this on a box here and couldn't duplicate the error - it added the
config file with 0.0.0.0/255.255.255.255 ok (which then caused an error bringing
up the device later, but that's sort of expected.)
a) for something like this, it's simpler to cancel out of configuring the
device, and configure it later with system-config-network
b) this dialog isn't in FC4 test releases
c) I can't reproduce it
I'm marking this as WONTFIX (although it probably could be WORKSFORME as well.)