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Bug 56632 - network-functions isavailable fails on monolithic kernel
network-functions isavailable fails on monolithic kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-22 12:47 EST by Michael McLagan
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:20:28 EDT
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Description Michael McLagan 2001-11-22 12:47:11 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19 i686)

Description of problem:
isavalable() does not accomodate kernels with compiled in network drivers.
The call "modprobe -c | awk "/^alias $1 / {print \\$3}" produces "off"
results in a failure.  The network interface is not initialized despite
being present for it.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. compile kernel with network driver included
2. reboot


Actual Results:  eth0 interface is not initialized

Expected Results:  interface should be initialized

Additional info:

kernel is 2.2.19 without netlink, eepro100 driver compiled in
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:20:28 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.

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