Bug 425876 - NM fails to start on boot due to init script sort order
Summary: NM fails to start on boot due to init script sort order
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-17 01:47 UTC by Chris Adams
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:32:01 UTC
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Description Chris Adams 2007-12-17 01:47:51 UTC
I have enabled NetworkManager with chkconfig, but it does not start on boot.  I
get the following in the logs:

Dec 16 19:32:14 think NetworkManager: <info>  starting...
Dec 16 19:32:14 think NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_hal_manager_new(): Could not
initialize connection to the HAL daemon.

I'm not sure why it fails; if I start it after logging in, it works fine.  This
is after disabling some unused services: auditd autofs avahi-daemon firstboot
gpm microcode_ctl nfslock pcscd rpcbind rcpgssd rpcidmapd.  However, I tried
re-enabling those services and still NM doesn't start at boot.

Okay, I figured it out; this is a bug in the startup script priority.  NM
requires haldaemon, but both are set to start at priority 98.  I had set
LC_COLLATE=C in /etc/sysconfig/i18n, and that caused S98NetworkManager to sort
before S98haldaemon.  I don't know which should be changed, but depending on
sort order (beyond the numeric part) is probably a bad idea.

Comment 1 Naoto NIKI 2008-02-25 08:11:57 UTC
I have moved S98haldaemon to S97haldaemon in /etc/rc5.d.  It seems to work well
without any side-effect.

'Cause all the remaining S98 terms are devoted to network and printer softwares,
I think this might be proper relocation.

Comment 2 Chris Adams 2008-03-06 15:00:06 UTC
Can haldaemon's init script be changed like this?  It really only makes sense;
there are things that depend on haldaemon, so 98 is pretty late in the boot
order to start.

Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2008-06-17 22:23:21 UTC

98 really does seem quite late.  It seems that haldaemon and NetworkManager
really should be much earlier.  I have trouble starting services in 99/local
that need the network up.

What does haldaemon really need?  Messagebus? Perhaps S28/K72?

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