Bug 84045 - hotplug's net.agent does not set IN_HOTPLUG
hotplug's net.agent does not set IN_HOTPLUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hotplug (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-02-11 08:49 EST by diego.santacruz
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Description diego.santacruz 2003-02-11 08:49:26 EST
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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.

How reproducible:

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
HOTPLUG=no setting.

Expected Results:  Hotplug sets IN_HOTPLUG variable so that ifup can honour the
HOTPLUG=no setting.

Additional info:

The IN_HOTPLUG variable was added on Aug 07 2001, but somehow it was removed
afterwards (probably after upgrading the upstream hotplug package?).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-01 18:11:01 EDT
Fixed in current releases.

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