Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84045
hotplug's net.agent does not set IN_HOTPLUG
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:34:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
The net agent of hotplug, /etc/hotplug/net.agent, does not set the IN_HOTPLUG
environment variable on which the ifup script relies.
As a consequence, a net iface that is configured with HOTPLUG=no is brought up
by hotplug despite the setting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
hotplug-2002_04_01-13, but I think it also applies to latest rawhide.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure eth0 with HOTPLUG=no in ifcfg-eth0
2. Insert a PCMCIA network card
Actual Results: Hotplug system brings up the interface eth0, despite the
Expected Results: Hotplug sets IN_HOTPLUG variable so that ifup can honour the
The IN_HOTPLUG variable was added on Aug 07 2001, but somehow it was removed
afterwards (probably after upgrading the upstream hotplug package?).
Fixed in current releases.