Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211275
xircom_cb does not unload (unregister_netdev waiting for eth0 to become free) or get new IP properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
Problem not present with 2.6.15. Problem present in 2.6.17 and 2.6.18.
I am using xircom_cb with a Xircom RBEM56G-100 card. I can assign IP
information to the ethernet port exactly once. After that, any attempt to
assign new IP info fails. A reboot is required to change the IP!
Any attempt to unload the card results in a steady stream of messages:
unregister_netdevice: waiting for eth0 to become free.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Updated stock FC5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dhclient eth0 (gets IP)
2. plug into a different DHCP server
3. killall dhclient; dhclient eth0 (FAILS)
4. pccardctl eject 0 (produces unregister_netdev errors)
I am using the latest pcmciautils package.
Kernel has acpi=off
I have seen the 'udev hang on boot' error one time with 2.6.18, but it
is not reproducible.
Fedora-netdev kernels are available here:
Please give those a try to verify that this problem continues to exist there,
and post the results here...thanks!
Closed due to lack of response...please reopen if/when the requested info