Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55846
the network script fails to load network using a custom kernel
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:24:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.10 i586)
Description of problem:
Upgrade from 7.1 to 7.2 which an existing working 2.4.13 kernel. When
booting after the upgrade eth0 fails to get assigned an IP address, default
route is not set etc. have traced this down to the ifup script is using a
different command, ip instead of ifconfig, to setup the device. After the
system boots the device can be setup correctly using ifconfig with
The root problem seems to be that a kernel compiled without the netlink
socket option under networking options causes the ip command to fail.
Recompiling with the netlink socket enabled the ip command works and
network is setup at boot time. ifconfig works regardless of the netlink
option, 7.1 script was using ifconfig to setup the device.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure kernel without netlink socket
2. boot new kernel
3. watch error messages regarding lo, eth0
Actual Results: same as above
Expected Results: networking should setup correctly on system boot.
script should have some fall back to use ifconfig if ip command fails.
netlinks socket is required. See the release notes for details.
*** Bug 56199 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 56293 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***