Bug 68101 - ifup modprobes nonexisting devices
ifup modprobes nonexisting devices
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 68127
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: net-tools (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-07-06 07:32 EDT by Thomas M Steenholdt
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-06 07:32:28 EDT
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Description Thomas M Steenholdt 2002-07-06 07:32:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
when running an "ifup eth0" command on a system with one ethernet controller
installed takes a few seconds. When checking the log (/var/log/messages)
afterwards it has modprobe errors like this:

Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth1
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth2
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth3
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth4
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth5
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth6
Jul  5 20:44:10 niles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth7
Jul  5 20:44:13 niles dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jul  5 20:44:13 niles dhclient: DHCPACK from 10.1.1.1
Jul  5 20:44:13 niles dhclient: bound to 10.1.1.254 -- renewal in 81671 seconds.


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make sure your eth0 is not up then
2.ifup eth0
3.tail -n 20 /var/log/messages
	

Actual Results:  looks like somehow the ifup command triggers a probe of eth0-7,
although only eth0 was specified on command line and all the others are non-existing

Expected Results:  no modprobe errors should have been reported - the ifup
should not modprobe devices it is not asked to configure

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-08 01:38:24 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68127 ***

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