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Bug 595386 - NETWORKWAIT not documented
NETWORKWAIT not documented
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-24 10:02 EDT by Karl-Olov Serrander
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-01 12:17:35 EDT
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Description Karl-Olov Serrander 2010-05-24 10:02:56 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

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Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2010-07-01 11:08:25 EDT
+1 here

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.

Like in:
- bug #441658
- bug #443409
- bug #447036
- bug #447442
- http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/07/networkmanager-on-server-type-machines-or-why-our-initscripts-suck/

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.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2010-07-01 12:17:21 EDT

Will be in rawhide and likely some future F13 update.

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