Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80313
start order between network and PCMCIA
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:33:04 EDT
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):
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
hangs the boot process for a while until if finally times out, not finding a
should start the pcmcia so that the adapter is loaded, then start the network,
and all would be well
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51322 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.