Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496497
RFE: [PATCH] Be able to start netconsole without configured interface
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:18:26 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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That would still require essentially static local configuration (so that it could be recorded in the config file), would it not?
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.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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