Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53222
Network access fails after update from RH 7.1 to roswell
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
I made an update installation from RH 7.1 to roswell. MY 7.1 system was
installed with a running network access (3c59x, Kernel 2.4.9). But after
roswell was installed, the network access failed ("Cannot send dump
request" msg during init 3). I found the following solution: Compile a new
Kernel with "NETLINK=Y" and "RTNETLINK=Y". Then roswell will run without
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: No network access possible.
Expected Results: Network reachable.
Appears to be a kernel related issue, reassigning.
Yes Netlink is required basically to do any real networking;
David Miller has said that he wants these config options removed and default to
enabled in the TCP/IP stack because the code overhead is low and all non-trivial
network setups require this.
I'd say this is not a real bug; more that 2.4.9 doesn't have the default set