Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0 on a still to be determined date in the near future. The original upgrade date has been delayed.
Bug 37053 - ipv6: /sbin/service network restart kills autoconfiguration
ipv6: /sbin/service network restart kills autoconfiguration
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: David Miller
Brock Organ
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2001-04-22 08:33 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-04-25 17:21:33 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Pekka Savola 2001-04-22 08:33:20 EDT
If you do /sbin/service network restart (or ifdown eth0 ; ifup eth0 just the same), 
IPv6 autoconfiguration no longer works.  This might be a problem
with reactivating a certain part of multicast listening on the interface.

If the network driver is reloaded, autoconfiguration begins to work again.

See the netdev mail and followups for details:

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2001-04-24 04:13:35 EDT
As USAGI has this working, I went through a couple of promising-looking patches
to find out what fixes this.

For me, after applying this:


(on top of core/neighbour.c changes, which aren't necessary I think),
works again.

Please review the patch and incorporate if it looks sane.
Comment 2 David Miller 2001-04-25 17:21:29 EDT
Fixed in the next build, check rawhide for 2.4.3-2.14.3 or later, and if the
bug persists please reopen this.

I will also be pushing this fix to Linus shortly.
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2001-05-01 04:53:05 EDT
Verified to work in 2.4.3-2.14.9.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.