Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253146
initscripts gets rid of ifcfg-eth0 script
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:08:03 EDT
Upgrading to initscripts-8.55-1 caused /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
to be renamed to ifcfg-eth0.bak and not replaced, thus rendering my network out
of order. It seems there's a bug in the recent changes to make updates to the
ifcfg-eth* files. Might it have something to do with the fact that I also have
a ifcfg-eth0:1? I'll attach them in case it'll help.
Created attachment 161718 [details]
Created attachment 161719 [details]
It wasn't initscripts; kudzu renamed it to .bak because the device disappeared
when you rebooted. Did it exist as a different name after booting, or did driver
I don't run kudzu on boot; I have it disabled.
I suppose it's possible that I ran it by hand and it did what you said, but I
just ran it by hand again, and my ifcfg-eth0 script remained unmolested after I
I didn't see any evidence that eth0 was missing or its driver failed when this
problem occurred, but I certainly could have missed it.
kudzu's the only thing that will rename ifcfg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth0.bak, though
(with the possible exception of a manual system-config-network run.) initscripts
doesn't touch ifcfg-XXXX outside of lo.
Having the same problems with initscripts-8.60-1
(F8 update from March 27, 2008).
I have to modify: same problem with kudzu-126.96.36.199-1 (F8 update from March 27, 2008)
Same problem but is not kudzu:
> chkconfig --list kudzu
kudzu 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
* Machine was OK
* I upgraded to the latest kernel
* Machine was still OK (i.e., /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 was
still configured with a static address)
* Machine was configured with DHCP (which is bad since it was not reachable)
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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I see this on RHEL5 from time to time when I reboot a cluster node. I haven't been able to figure out what is renaming ifcfg-eth or why.
Created attachment 317824 [details]
First hwconf from marathon-01
I'm attaching two version of /etc/sysconfig/hwconf from a node that has hit this issue. There are differences in subDeviceId.
Created attachment 317825 [details]
Second hwconf from marathon-01
That would be why it changes in your case - all of vendor/device/subvendor/subdevice are taken into account.
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I get the exact same behaviour on RHEL5 when I:
1/ back up the machine configuration (/etc/sysconfig/network, /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts*, /etc/ssh/)
2/ restore a complete O/S from a different machine
3/ restore the aforementioned data
The physical machine stays exactly the same, but Kudzu honestly believes it has to disable all my interfaces. (very annoying on a cluster node)
Is there any way to avoid this behavior?
There are patches for this in 5.6 that may help.