Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 988941
PXE/TFTP Boot fails with kernels 3.8 (and above) when ipvs configured
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:11:18 EST
When PXE booting from a server that runs both TFTP and IPVS the tftp server fails to send data to the PXE client.
To reproduce, setup a new FC18 server with the default kernel from the DVD (kernel-3.6.10-4.fc18.x86_64). Install a TFTP server (either dnsmasq or tftp-server) and Keepalived (or just ipvsadm) for LVS. Configure LVS with a basic setting using something like this with the ipvsadm command:
ipvsadm -A -t 188.8.131.52:80 -s rr
No need to add in any real servers or anything like that as you only need this for it to fail... ommit this part and everything will work just fine.
Now configure TFTP to boot a LiveCD Image and try and boot a PXE Client. I have used both Laptops and Virtual Box PXE Clients and it fails on both physical hardware and virtual.
See this initial bug report where I thought dnsmasq was the problem:
It seems now that its the kernel at fault, and not the other components. Just rebooting into an older 3.6 kernel and everything is fine.
Still broken on 3.10.6-100.fc18.x86_64
From what I can Google up this is a "feature" of using IPVS in recent kernels.
Upon activation, the IPVS subsystem drops any untracked outgoing UDP packets from leaving the server... This is why TFTP stops sending its boot images ;-(
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The issue is stull there with 3.11.4-101-fc18.
What's the best weay to upgrade FC18 to FC19, I can test Fedora 19 too.
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