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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc2-mm1 -- strange apparent network failures
On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:28:29 -0400
Kevin Winchester <> wrote:

> On November 15, 2007 06:02:09 am Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > When testing some of the later 2.6.24-rc2-mm1+hotfix combinations on three
> > of our test systems one job from each batch (1/4) failed. In each case the
> > machine appears to have booted normally all the way to a login: prompt.
> > However in the failed boots the networking though apparently initialised
> > completely and correctly (as far as I can tell from the console output), is
> > reported as not responding to ssh connections. The network interface seems
> > to have been initialised on the right port, and the ssh daemons started.
> >
> > Two of the machines are powerpc boxes, the other an older x86_64.
> > One machine is 4/4 in testing, just one. Most of the other machines are
> > still not able to compile this stack so do not contribute to our knowledge.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> I see this as well - the computer boots fine but no network. The only clues
> in the dmesg are:
> [ 294.097876] warning: process `dhclient' gets w/ old libcap
> [ 294.097893] warning: process `dhclient' sets w/ old libcap
> So I'll try backing up the patch series to before:
> add-64-bit-capability-support-to-the-kernel.patch

Yes, that's a good one to suspect.

What a peculiar error message.

> or so, and see if that's the problem. If anyone has any other ideas, let me
> know.

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