Bug 523872 - [enh] unmanaged specs aren't specific enough (ps3)
Summary: [enh] unmanaged specs aren't specific enough (ps3)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 12
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-16 23:19 UTC by Geoff Levand
Modified: 2010-12-05 06:23 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:23:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (41.13 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-16 23:53 UTC, Geoff Levand
no flags Details
syslog (27.19 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-16 23:54 UTC, Geoff Levand
no flags Details

Description Geoff Levand 2009-09-16 23:19:29 UTC
Description of problem:

Using the rawhide daily build boot.iso, NetworkManager fails with error 'An error occurred trying to bring up the eth0 network interface'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

rawhide ppc build 15-Sep-2009 08:23

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with boot.iso CD
2. use GUI ot text install
2. installer stops with NetworkManager error message

Additional info:

This was working a few weeks ago, but now doesn't.

Running 'dhclient eth0' from tty2 after NetworkManager fails works OK (an IP is assigned to eth0), and the eth0 interface work OK.


Comment 1 Geoff Levand 2009-09-16 23:53:24 UTC
Created attachment 361400 [details]

Comment 2 Geoff Levand 2009-09-16 23:54:00 UTC
Created attachment 361401 [details]

Comment 3 Niels Haase 2009-09-23 22:30:45 UTC
Thanks for filling this bug. Since I'm not able to reproduce this kind of failure (missing hardware), can you please so kind to re-test it again with a more recent version of rawhide to see if the problem is still present. Thank you.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 4 Geoff Levand 2009-10-09 20:14:53 UTC
I tested today's (09-Oct-2009 11:30) rawhide build on PS3 and this problem has not been fixed.

I tried to figure out what was wrong, but couldn't make much progress.  nm-tool is not available in the anaconda image.

This is the contents of ifcfg-eth0 before anaconda's 'Enable network interface' dialog: 


And this is the contents after the 'Error configuring network device' message is seen:

# Network Interface

What can I do?


Comment 5 Geoff Levand 2009-10-16 17:20:11 UTC
I tested today's (15-Oct-2009 07:29) rawhide build on PS3 and this problem has
not been fixed.


Comment 6 Dan Williams 2009-10-16 18:14:25 UTC
The only way we fix these sorts of things right now is more debugging in NM.  Geoff, are you able to rebuild NM at all with some patches?  Otherwise I can add some stuff and do some koji builds that you could try.

<29>Jul 28 19:09:18 NetworkManager:    ifcfg-rh: updating /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
<29>Jul 28 19:10:29 NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 1)

These show that ifcfg-rh is still able to read the configuration, but for whatever reason NM is not allowed to apply that configuration to the device when the carrier switches to ON.  That could be because ONBOOT is not correctly read (or due to inotify sequence issues or something) or because the MAC address that NM reads with SIOCGIFHWADDR isn't the same as what the ifcfg file has, or something.

Or maybe there's an endian bug in NM somewhere.

Comment 7 Dan Williams 2009-10-16 19:18:43 UTC
on IRC we figured out that since the PS3 eth0 and wlan0 MAC address is the same, that NM will ignore the eth0 device as unmanaged even when ifcfg-eth0 flips to NM_CONTROLLED=yes, because the ifcfg-wlan0 file still has NM_CONTROLLED=no, and the manage/unmanaged decision is based on MAC address.  I guess we need to also base the decision on device type.

Comment 8 Geoff Levand 2009-11-12 23:22:33 UTC
I tried F-12 beta, and any fix for this problem was not included.


Comment 9 David Woodhouse 2009-11-13 02:19:18 UTC
That's unfortunate, given that it's a regression and it's so simple to fix.

What happened?

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 12:32:10 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 11 Steve Kelem 2010-09-15 05:15:24 UTC
I get the same problem during a fresh installation of Fedora 13 x86_64 on an HP Touchsmart 300.

On the page where it sets up the repositories, if you select one of the repositories, it brings up a popup:

Enable network interface
Interface eth0 - E0:CB:4E:A8:10:27
[x] Use dynamic IP configuration (DHCP)
[x] Enable IPv4 support

Sending request for IP address information for eth0

After about a minute it says:
An error occurred trying to bring up the eth0 network interface.

The computer came with Windows 7, and it can connect to the network, so the hardware is fine.

Comment 12 Dan Williams 2010-09-23 20:06:51 UTC
Steve, this bug is specifically about PS3 unmanaged devices, it seems the bug you have is different.  Can you file a new bug so we can follow up?

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