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Bug 50971 - network script fails to wait for pcmcia startup
network script fails to wait for pcmcia startup
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-05 16:35 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-07 00:25:44 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-05 16:35:18 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.5-beta2va3.11-sg i686; en-US;
rv:0.9.1) Gecko/20010607

Description of problem:
on a system with pcmcia network card (IBM ThinkPad 570E), the network
startup script fails to delay during boot for pcmcia startup.  As a result,
networking fails during boot.  Identical hardware worked under 7.1.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system
2.network script runs, fails to find ethernet card
3.pcmcia script runs, detects etherent card

Actual Results:  ethernet card detected but netwokring off.

Expected Results:  working network

Additional info:

can correct by manually rerunning network scripts.  

I consider this a high priority bug - networking on laptops is important!
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-05 17:16:16 EDT
The script ordering isn't really relevant; something else is broken.

If you remove the calls to check_link_down from /sbin/ifup does that help?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-08-05 19:38:42 EDT
commented out the check_link_down section in /sbin/ifup:

<     if check_link_down ${DEVICE}; then
<       echo $" failed; no link present.  Check cable?"
<       ip link set down ${DEVICE} >/dev/null 2>&1
<       exit 1
<     fi
>     #if check_link_down ${DEVICE}; then
>       #echo $" failed; no link present.  Check cable?"
>       #ip link set down ${DEVICE} >/dev/null 2>&1
>       #exit 1
>     #fi

Network start up still tries to run before pcmcia in the init scripts (runlevel
5) and reports a failure message.

The GOOD news is that networking *is* up with a dhcp-assigned ip address once I
log in.

So I'd say there remains a usability issue in initscripts, but this fixes this
functional problem. (No idea what it breaks, though)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-05 23:52:04 EDT
What does /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 say?
Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:51:55 EDT
We (Red Hat) really need to fix this defect before next release.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-07 00:25:13 EDT
Was the ONBOOT=yes in the config file set by you, or by the installer?
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-08 18:18:19 EDT
This should be fixed in 6.12-1; the message should go away.

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