Bug 30171 - pump hangs on system shutdown
Summary: pump hangs on system shutdown
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pump
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-03-01 15:18 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 13:34:19 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-03-01 15:18:55 UTC
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When shutting the system down, the invocation of "pump" in /sbin/ifdown 
hangs.  Sometimes I can unhang it by unplugging the ethernet cable from 
the computer.  A terrible workaround is to kill the running pump process 
manually before shutdown.  A good workaround is to run dhcpcd instead of 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. # su root
2. # shutdown -h now
3. Watch for the line "Shutting down eth0: ".  The shutdown hangs after 
this line is printed.

Actual Results:  The shutdown hung with the cursor sitting to the right 
of "Shutting down eth0: ".

Expected Results:  The system should have shut down.

I'm using the supplied network card driver /lib/modules/2.2.16-
22/net/rtl8139.o with a D-Link DFE-530TX network card.  Upgrading 
rtl8139.o to the latest version had no effect.

WORKAROUND: Using dhcpcd instead of pump in /sbin/ifdown eliminates the 

I have seen dozens of reports of this problem in linux mailing lists -- a 
google.com search for "eth0 shutdown hang" will show them.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-09-11 00:07:12 UTC
dhcpcd is now the default DHCP client in RHL rawhide...

Apologies for the unresponsiveness of the previous pump maintainer...

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