Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173191
Eth* assignments are not related to ifcfg setup
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:56:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have ifcfg-eth0 setup for my e1000 ethernet card and ifcfg-eth1 setup for my ipw2100 wifi card. But depending on the order that hotplug loads the modules, the ipw2100 can end up on eth0. It would be nice to have one configuration that drives the setup rather than having to fight with the module load order.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure eth0 and eth1 opposite of the order that the NIC modules get loaded
Actual Results: The NIC that should be on eth1 is on eth0 due to the driver module getting loaded first.
Expected Results: Based on whats in the ifcfg-eth0, the right driver should be associated with eth0.
Here's my workaround. Add the following to modprobe.conf to force the eth0 driver to get loaded first.
install ipw2100 /sbin/modprobe -q eth0; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw2100
Do you have HWADDR set in your ifcfg files?
Closing due to lack of response by reporter.
Sorry, I missed the update notifications and only noticed this when I was
browsing through to see if issues had been resolved. In answer to your last
question, yes I have HWADDR set. I've also since moved to FC5 with all the up
to the minute updates.
Can you try the initscripts from updates-testing?
I updated, removed all my guards to force the ordering, and after a couple of
reboots I have had no problems. Not sure what you want to do. Perhaps close
this for now and if I see the issue again, I'll reopen?
Closing in rawhide. That will get pushed to final eventually.