Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22065
consideration: MAX_ETH_CARDS upped?
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
This only affects 2.2.x kernels.
By default, you cannot have more than 16 eth interfaces. Using quad port cards, this
_does_ now and then become used up.
The limit is defined in drivers/net/net_init.c.
99.9% or so never need this, but for the record... Anyway, I don't see _any harm_ in raising that to,
say, 32 if an updated kernel packages were to be issued.
Hm, this could be a pitfall for people installing Red Hat with the RH kernel and
after enrolling their own kernel for some reasons get a kernel bailing out. This
modification would have to be documented somewhere obvious (perhaps in the
kernel dmesg output in boot phase).
People who roll their own kernels and own a system with >16 interfaces shouldn't
be surprised by things like these.. And there are a lot of patches (e.g. soft-raid) which would
get you into trouble if you didn't know what you're doing. Taking too much care of
these would be an endless circle.
Nod, you're absolutely right. Take my comment void. I vote for pumping up this
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