Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440276
RHEL-3 kickstart hangs with rtl8139, no problem with e1000
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:16:19 EST
Description of problem:
Network installations of RHEL-3U9 hang when they're apparently intensively
downloading something, usually during stage2 (on how is it called in RHEL-3)
download. No oops is seen on the console, and machines respond to keyboard events.
This happens only with realtek NIC. With intel NIC it does not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anything else on dmesg? What does sysrq show?
This is probably a bug in the guest 8139 driver as it's not the most reliable
driver in the world :(
Nothing in dmesg, I didn't try sysrq -- what are you specifically interested in?
And I observed the very same behavior with pcnet emulated NIC. What comes
strange to me is that it all worked well with e1000.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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