Bug 50970 - fails to obtain IP during normal boot with pcmcia
Summary: fails to obtain IP during normal boot with pcmcia
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcpcd
Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2001-08-05 20:28 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-10 10:23:15 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-05 20:28:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
dhcpcd fails to obtain an ip interface on normal boot.  "network restart"
or "if-up eth0" also fail.

Assigning a static IP, downing the network, and restarting with dynamic IP
works.  Manually running dhcpcd also works, after making sure no dhcpcd
process is already running (saw that once).

System is an IBM570E thinkpad that was running RedHat 7.1 and a 2.4 kernel

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system in run level 3 or 5
2.system fails to obtain ip address

a. assign static IP and do "service network restart" or equivalent to force
IP assignment
b. verify works (ifconfig, ping,..)
c. change eth0 config to dynamic (editing ifcfg-eth0 manually)
d. restart network and verify dynamic IP assigned.

a. down eth0
b. verify (using ps, kill) no other dhcpcd processes running
c. dhcpcd eth0
d.  verify ip assigned.

Actual Results:  Was able to get ip assigned after manual intervention as
described above

Additional info:

Same hardware worked fine running 7.1

Note:  system was UPGRADED from 7.1 with a 2.4.5 kernel.
System uses 3comm PCMCIA ethernet card

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-08-05 20:44:53 UTC
I'm pretty sure that problems with pcmcia networking are known issues. Not sure
if this is the same one, though.

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:40:32 UTC
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.

Comment 3 Brian Powers 2001-08-10 10:23:09 UTC
I have the same problem with eth0 using a pci adapter (tulip) while doing an
upgrade.  same with a clean install but lo doesn't come up either.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-24 02:29:20 UTC
This should be fixed in the second roswell tree.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-24 02:29:46 UTC
(Please reopen if it persists)

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