Bug 165730 - current disklessrc cannot be used to boot 2.6.9-12.2.EL kernel
current disklessrc cannot be used to boot 2.6.9-12.2.EL kernel
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-netboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Blocks: 156322 165784
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Reported: 2005-08-11 12:34 EDT by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-484
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 09:49:13 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:484 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Updated system-config-netboot package 2005-10-05 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-11 12:34:58 EDT
Description of problem:

disklessrc had always brought up the boot interface (eg. eth0) and
did a 'host' lookup before bringing up the loopback device.

The 'host' lookup could cause the ipv6 module to be loaded before
the loopback device is brought up which causes kernel-2.6.9-12.2.EL
(the current RHEL-4-U2 kernel) to get an Oops and panic ( bug 165669 ).

The workaround is to bring up the loopback device before the boot interface.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

All system-config-netboot versions prior to 0.1.26-1_EL4 with 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Use system-config-netboot to create a diskless client with kernel-2.6.9-12.2-EL 
Actual results:
Diskless client never boots - kernel panics

Expected results:
Diskless client should boot up fine

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-11 21:43:01 EDT
This is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.26 .
The disklessrc will now bring up the loopback interface before configuring
the boot interface or doing DNS lookups.
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 09:49:13 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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