Bug 605533 - No IPv6 support in python-ethtool
Summary: No IPv6 support in python-ethtool
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-ethtool   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Neil Horman
QA Contact: Petr Šplíchal
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On: 680269
Blocks: 519903
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-18 08:02 UTC by Petr Šplíchal
Modified: 2016-06-01 01:39 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-05-19 14:25:12 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:0770 normal SHIPPED_LIVE python-ethtool bug fix and enhancement update 2011-05-18 18:08:35 UTC

Description Petr Šplíchal 2010-06-18 08:02:37 UTC
Description of problem:

Currently there is no support for handling IPv6 in ethtool.
There's already a suggested patch providing this functionality.
See bug 569793 for more details.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-18 08:13:14 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Jeff Garzik 2010-07-14 23:14:20 UTC
Does the patch in bug 569793 work?  Do we have any testers?

Comment 4 Petr Šplíchal 2010-07-15 09:33:07 UTC
I've checked basic functionality of the patch with the RHEL6
python-ethtool package & everything seems to be ok:

    ** Device: lo
    MAC addr: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    IPv4:   Brd: None
    IPv6: ::1/128

    ** Device: eth0
    MAC addr: 00:17:a4:3b:4f:34
    IPv4:   Brd:
    IPv6: fec0:0:a10:7000:217:a4ff:fe3b:4f34/64

    ** Device: eth1
    MAC addr: 00:17:a4:3b:4f:33
    IPv4: None/0   Brd: None
    IPv6: None/0

CCing David, as he mentioned (in bug 569793) he was still working
on the implementation and that it was not completely done at that

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-15 14:46:52 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 9 Miroslav Suchý 2010-08-03 15:24:37 UTC
RHN Satellite team would like to have it in RHEL. However 6.1 is ok. We need it to support reporting IPv6 addressed during registration to RHN and RHN Satellite.

Comment 15 Neil Horman 2011-02-28 16:45:24 UTC
David, has built the latest python-ethtool into brew and tagged it, which contains the functionality requested by this bz

Comment 16 David Sommerseth 2011-02-28 18:39:41 UTC
(In reply to comment #15)
> David, has built the latest python-ethtool into brew and tagged it, which
> contains the functionality requested by this bz

Please beware that this is most likely not the last build for RHEL6.  David Malcolm and I have been looking at several stability fixes.  These fixes should be included as well before we release them.  The git tree will be updated as soon as things settles down.

Comment 20 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-19 14:25:12 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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