Bug 496497 - RFE: [PATCH] Be able to start netconsole without configured interface [NEEDINFO]
RFE: [PATCH] Be able to start netconsole without configured interface
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11Target
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Reported: 2009-04-19 13:17 EDT by Lubomir Rintel
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:18 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:05:53 EDT
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add LOCALLADDR= parameter to netconsole configuration (1.20 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-19 13:17 EDT, Lubomir Rintel
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Description Lubomir Rintel 2009-04-19 13:17:37 EDT
Created attachment 340244 [details]
add LOCALLADDR= parameter to netconsole configuration

Description of problem:

In NetworkManager-enabled installations without "network" service, where network is brought up with a Desktop session there's no way to have netconsole started at boot time since the netconsole script can't determine local address given the interface is not yet configured and gives up.

The tiny patch that's attached makes it possible to specify local IP address to use for netconsole so that netconsole will initialize and actual interface configuration can be deferred until the user logs in.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2009-04-21 18:19:05 EDT
That would still require essentially static local configuration (so that it could be recorded in the config file), would it not?
Comment 2 Lubomir Rintel 2009-04-22 02:36:07 EDT
Yes. That's the point of most of existing configuration values in the netconsole configuration file -- to configure netconsole with static configuration that works very early. For some reason the source address was the only remaining piece that could not be set there.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:08:10 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Lubomir Rintel 2009-09-29 02:11:45 EDT
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