Bug 437555 - via-rhine may lose link
via-rhine may lose link
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
low Severity high
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Assigned To: Ivan Vecera
Martin Jenner
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Blocks: 461304
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Reported: 2008-03-14 17:00 EDT by Hiroto Shibuya
Modified: 2009-05-18 15:36 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-18 15:36:31 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1024 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 kernel security and bug fix update 2009-05-18 10:57:26 EDT

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Description Hiroto Shibuya 2008-03-14 17:00:58 EDT
Description of problem:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

100% with the specific sequence below.
Otherwise, only happens in very specific situation that we cannot reproduce.

Steps to Reproduce:
As described in the mail above:
* have via-rhine NIC
* unplug network cable
* reboot box
* force HDX (I do in with ethtool -s eth0 autoneg off duplex half)
* plug cable back
* kernel still thinks that carrier is off despite "ethtool eth0"
  saying that link is detected.

Actual results:

Communcation via the particular interface does not resume 
although the link is up and interface status is UP.

Expected results:

Communication via the particular interface is restored.

Additional info:

The following patch applies cleanly and fixes the problem:


This is non issue in RHEL 5.* which already contains this patch.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-05-09 11:22:14 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 3 Ivan Vecera 2008-05-16 11:23:02 EDT
I prepared the kernel packages (for i686 and x86_64) with the bugfix. Could you
please try them and put here some test report.
Kernel packs are available here:
Comment 4 Hiroto Shibuya 2008-05-19 11:26:01 EDT
Thank you Ivan.  

I tested the kernel through the procedure mentioned above on the VIA 
target machine and the networking restored immediately when the 
cable was reconnected.  It is working perfectly. 

# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.9-70.EL.ivtest.1 #1 Fri May 16 09:11:41 EDT 2008 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-09-03 09:17:09 EDT
Updating PM score.
Comment 6 Vivek Goyal 2008-09-12 15:57:54 EDT
Committed in 78.9.EL . RPMS are available at http://people.redhat.com/vgoyal/rhel4/
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 15:36:31 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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