Bug 89533 - using kickstart, typo of --opts line in device hints causes segmentation fault (signal 11)
using kickstart, typo of --opts line in device hints causes segmentation faul...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-23 16:47 EDT by Peter J. Dohm
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Description Peter J. Dohm 2003-04-23 16:47:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
a device line of the following form will cause a signal 11 against the anaconda
python interpreter:

device eth 3c59x options=0 full_duplex=0

the PROPER form of this line should be something of the form:

device eth 3c59x --opts=0 full_duplex=0

this is tickling some bug in anaconda, apparently.

not critical, but figured it could be improved upon.



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-2.3-25

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put a goofed up device hint in ks.cfg
2. boot the kickstart floppy
3. cry
    

Actual Results:  a segmentation fault (signal 11) of the anaconda installer

Expected Results:  an error message suggesting that the 3c59x driver failed to
load appropriately would be desirable for clarity.

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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-06 15:50:14 EDT
I cant reproduce this problem, but I dont have the nic in question.

Is the issue the fact that the errant options to the driver cause it not to
load, so later anaconda fails?
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-18 16:46:21 EDT
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.

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