Bug 826652 - Wake-on-LAN settings are ignored when using NetworkManager
Wake-on-LAN settings are ignored when using NetworkManager
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 1049868
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Reported: 2012-05-30 13:14 EDT by Rui Prior
Modified: 2015-12-19 10:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-18 11:12:58 EDT
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Description Rui Prior 2012-05-30 13:14:21 EDT
Description of problem:
ETHTOOL_OPTS are ignored for interfaces managed by NetworkManager.

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

How reproducible:
Add «ETHTOOL_OPTS="wol g"» to the configuration of an interface that also has «NM_CONTROLLED="yes"».  Use ifdown then ifup on that interface, then use ethtool and see "Wake-on: d" on the output, indicating it has 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add «ETHTOOL_OPTS="wol g"» to the configuration of an interface that also has «NM_CONTROLLED="yes"»
2. Use ifdown then ifup on that interface
3. Use ethtool on that interface and see "Wake-on: d" on the output, indicating wake-on-lan is disabled
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
If you change NM_CONTROLLED to "no", the option works as expected
Comment 1 Lukáš Nykrýn 2012-05-31 05:09:11 EDT
NetworkManager should handle this option so reassigning.
Comment 2 Dan Winship 2012-06-25 13:37:45 EDT
/usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt lists ETHTOOL_OPTS as "deprecated, but supported", and notes that "Long term, this should be done by sysadmin-written udev rules."

Having NM run ethtool on an interface with random admin-provided options seems a little dubious (since it could modify the device in arbitrarily-confusing ways). Supporting just the "ethtool -s $DEVNAME ..." form is maybe a little bit more plausible.

Probably NM should just grow explicit support for configuring WoL...
Comment 3 Jirka Klimes 2012-09-06 10:49:34 EDT
Yeah, NM's ifcfg-rh plugin doesn't parse ETHTOOL_OPTS, so neither wake-on-lan nor any other Layer2 parameters are set up.
We should probably introduce a new means of configuring this, because passing options of others tools is not nice/easily-parsable/secure.

And, we should introduce some "Layer 2" configuration inside NM, the same way we have "Layer 3" org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.IP[4/6]Config.
Say org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Layer2Config, that would contain parameters like wake-on-lan, speed, duplex, etc.
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Comment 5 Shawn Starr 2013-11-09 16:10:40 EST
I confirm this an issue in Fedora 19/20+  

Please look into this or I have to use an rc.local systemd method for now
Comment 6 Emmanuel Touzery 2013-11-09 16:31:51 EST
Shawn Starr: If there is a workaround could please explain it because I don't know how to achieve the goal at all with recent Fedora versions personally? I would really appreciate it.
Comment 7 Shawn Starr 2013-11-09 23:50:33 EST
I'm just using /etc/rc.d/rc.local workaround create it and make executable then add the ethtool command to set the WOL flag on network interface.
Comment 8 Bruno A. Crespo 2013-11-10 13:24:15 EST
One workarount is to put an script in the path


my script is:


if [ "$2" = "up" -a "$1" = "eth0" ]; then
        /sbin/ethtool -s eth0 wol g

This script is executed everytime a new ethernet card is initialized....
Comment 9 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 11:08:03 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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Comment 10 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-08-18 11:00:41 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 11 Dan Winship 2015-08-18 11:12:58 EDT
This is fixed upstream, and will eventually be in NetworkManager 1.2, which will probably be in Fedora 24

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