Bug 215765 - DHCP failure with tg3 (BCM5752M)
DHCP failure with tg3 (BCM5752M)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Andy Gospodarek
Brian Brock
: 213144 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 221460
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Reported: 2006-11-15 12:09 EST by Chris Lalancette
Modified: 2014-06-29 18:58 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: beta2
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Last Closed: 2006-12-22 21:45:42 EST
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upstream.patch (526 bytes, patch)
2006-11-17 14:23 EST, Andy Gospodarek
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Description Chris Lalancette 2006-11-15 12:09:50 EST
Description of problem:
I just got a shiny new laptop, a Lenovo z61t.  After a couple of failures in
unrelated components, I have narrowed my current problem:

1.  Boot the kernel in single user mode (2.6.18-1.2747.el5)
2.  Start the network (service network start); at this point, the machine will
bring up the tg3 as eth0, DHCP, and get an address.  All is well.
3.  Restart the network (service network restart); at this point, the machine
will try to DHCP again, but will fail to get an address.

The tg3 card in question is:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752M Gigabit
Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)

I've tried rmmod'ing and modprobe'ing the driver to reset it, to no avail.  I
also tried manually setting an IP address to the interface (ifconfig eth0 <ip>
netmask <netmask>), which also fails.  It seems that once it DHCP's a first
time, it can never be brought down, or it will fail.  This wouldn't seem that
important, except that the ability to re-DHCP is required for Xen to function
Comment 1 Andy Gospodarek 2006-11-17 14:23:44 EST
Created attachment 141520 [details]

Chris, try this patch.	It looks like this was already fixed upstream in
Comment 3 Chris Lalancette 2006-11-17 14:52:13 EST
Dude, you rock :).  Works like a champ now.  Thanks!
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-11-17 15:21:17 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 9 Andy Gospodarek 2006-11-30 13:22:16 EST
*** Bug 213144 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Jay Turner 2006-11-30 13:37:46 EST
QE ack for RHEL5.
Comment 13 Don Zickus 2006-12-05 14:50:08 EST
in 2.6.18-1.2817.el5
Comment 14 Andy Gospodarek 2006-12-06 09:59:12 EST
That means its also in my rhel5 test kernels here:

Comment 15 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-12-22 21:45:43 EST
A package has been built which should help the problem described in 
this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution 
of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does 
not work for you.

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