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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc2-mm1 -- strange apparent network failures
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On November 17, 2007 01:16:58 am Andrew Morgan wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This warning is just saying that you might want to reconsider
> recompiling your dhclient with a newer libcap - which has native support
> for 64-bit capabilities. This is supposed to be informative, and not be
> associated with any particular error.
>
> From your comments, you believe that this patch causes something in your
> boot process to fail. Can you supply some detail about the version of
> dhclient you are using? I'd like to understand exactly what it is doing
> (via libcap).
>
> Thanks
>

The boot succeeds (and appears to bring initialize the network adapter
properly - it autonegotiates a 100Mbps link speed), but the dhcp client is
never able to get an address. However, applying the rc2-mm1 patch series up
to just before:

add-64-bit-capability-support-to-the-kernel.patch

results in a working kernel. Applying just this patch causes the failure. To
be sure, I also tried applying the above patch plus the following ones:

add-64-bit-capability-support-to-the-kernel-checkpatch-fixes.patch
add-64-bit-capability-support-to-the-kernel-fix.patch
add-64-bit-capability-support-to-the-kernel-fix-fix.patch
remove-unnecessary-include-from-include-linux-capabilityh.patch

but the problem still occurs even with all of these.

As to versions, I'm running Kubuntu gutsy, so I have the default:

dhcp3-client 3.0.5-3ubuntu4
libcap1 1:1.10-14build1

packages installed.

Let me know if you need any other information, or if you have a patch you
would like tested.

--
Kevin Winchester
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