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SubjectRe: 2.6.18-rc7-mm1: networking breakage on HPC nx6325 + SUSE 10.1
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On Tuesday, 19 September 2006 23:30, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Tuesday, 19 September 2006 22:36, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 22:25:21 +0200
> > "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> >
> > > > - It took maybe ten hours solid work to get this dogpile vaguely
> > > > compiling and limping to a login prompt on x86, x86_64 and powerpc.
> > > > I guess it's worth briefly testing if you're keen.
> > >
> > > It's not that bad, but unfortunately the networking doesn't work on my system
> > > (HPC nx6325 + SUSE 10.1 w/ updates, 64-bit). Apparently, the interfaces don't
> > > get configured (both tg3 and bcm43xx are affected).
> >
> > Is there anything interesting in the dmesg output?
>
> Not to me. :-)
>
> > Perhaps an `strace -f ifup' or whatever would tell us what's failing.
>
> Well, I can configure the interfaces manually, with ifconfig, but the SUSE's
> configuration tools don't work. For example, "ifup eth0" tells me that
> "No configuration found for eth0" and that's all.
>
> Also, powersaved segfaults at startup so I think the problem is with hal
> vs sysfs (again).
>
> The output of dmesg after a fresh boot and the "strace ifup eth0" output
> are attached.

I _guess_ the problem is caused by
gregkh-driver-network-class_device-to-device.patch, but I can't verify this,
because the kernel (obviously) doesn't compile if I revert it.

Greetings,
Rafael


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