Bug 80313 - start order between network and PCMCIA
Summary: start order between network and PCMCIA
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 51322
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-24 10:51 UTC by Raphael Jacquot
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:32 UTC

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Description Raphael Jacquot 2002-12-24 10:51:01 UTC
Description of problem:
The PCMCIA subsystem is started after the Network subsystem. This is non
practical if the only network card in the system is a pcmcia adapter.
Starting the two subsystems in that order poses a number of problems such as
delaying network interface initialization (which is a minor delay) to blocking
the machine several dozens of seconds (minutes ?) when using PPPOE to connect
for instance to a DSL provider, as the PPP process is trying to hook onto the
ethernet adapter which hasn't been started yet.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
0. use a pcmcia network adapter
1. set up a DSL provider
2. boot the machine
3. hang when trying to launch PPPOE while the ethernet adapter is not even loaded
Actual results:
hangs the boot process for a while until if finally times out, not finding a

Expected results:
should start the pcmcia so that the adapter is loaded, then start the network,
and all would be well

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-24 21:12:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51322 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:32 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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