|Summary:||dip does not behave as ifup-sl expects|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||lars|
|Component:||initscripts||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-24 15:37:17 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description lars 1999-06-09 14:54:24 UTC
ifup-sl does not expect dip to exit unless the connection fails: doexec /usr/bin/dip dip-$DEVICE $DIPSCRIPT if [ "$PERSIST" != "yes" -o ! -f /var/run/sl-$DEVICE.dev ]; then exit 0 fi Unfortunately, the version of dip distributed with RH6.0 (dip-3.3.7o-14) backgrounds immediately after establishing a connection. In the case of a successful connection, that means that dip appears to exit, and ifup-sl assumes the connection has closed. If $PERSIST is "yes", ifup-sl will try to reactivate the connection. dip starts up, finds the serial port in use, and exists, so ifup-sl tries to reactivate the connection... And so forth. Workaround: turn off "PERSIST" and think of another way to handle dropped connections. Solution: fix dip, or fix ifup-sl. Perhaps it could check for the lock file dip puts in /var/lock, and use this to check whether or not dip is still running.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 14:46:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-24 15:37:59 UTC
should be fixed in initscripts-4.33, in next Raw Hide release.