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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
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.
dhcpcd is now the default DHCP client in RHL rawhide...
Apologies for the unresponsiveness of the previous pump maintainer...