Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 595386
NETWORKWAIT not documented
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:23:45 EDT
Description of problem: Network (controlled by NetworkManager) is not up when first attempt to mount nfsshares is done. Settings NETWORKWAIT=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network solves the problem.
Use of NETWORKWAIT in /etc/sysconfig/network (used by
/etc/init.d/NetworkManager) is not documented in /usr/share/doc/initscripts-9.02.2/sysconfig.txt
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Everytime
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm just looking for answer why dhcpd service does not start at boot if NetworkManager is enabled (bug #565921) and found several bugs where you (Bill) or Dan Williams advise to set NETWORKWAIT in /etc/sysconfig/network.
- bug #441658
- bug #443409
- bug #447036
- bug #447442
So why is it not documented in sysconfig.txt ?
I know NETWORKWAIT is used only by NM and not by initscripts,
but where else should it be documented than in sysconfig.txt ?
I suggest something like:
Set to 'yes' to cause NetworManager's initscript to block
for 30 seconds or until a network connection is fully brought up.
This is useful in scenarios where some service refuses to start
during boot if there isn’t network fully up.
Will be in rawhide and likely some future F13 update.