Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75358
ifup of looback interface hangs if kudzu is run
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting 8.0 after an upgrade from 7.3 (that was up2date as of 10/4/2002),
the machine will hang at "Bringing up loopback interface" if kudzu is enabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have kudzu enabled
Actual Results: Boot hung when attempting to bring up loopback interface.
Expected Results: Should boot
This is a Toshiba 5005-S504, 512MB RAM. This is a "legacy free" machine meaning
it doesn't really have a BIOS. Disabling kudzu during the boot sequence
(/sbin/chkconfig --level 35 kudzu off) allows the machine to boot normally.
Is there firewire in this computer?
Yes, there is an IEEE 1394 interface in the machine. It is not in use, but it
This appears to be a kernel issue; on some motherboards/machines the loading of
the firewire modules (which kudzu does, to see if there are any disks attached)
appears to greatly destabilize the system.
Well, this is basically just a "me too" comment, identical hardware. It
appears from poking around on the net (search on the model number + linux) that
it is an acpi issue. Hopefully we'll see some patches for this.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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