I have a fedora 14 server here who's ethernet interface seems to take
just a bit too long to establish a link.
Whenever it starts it is inaccessible over the network, which is a real
pain for a server. I have to go over with the monitor and keyboard,
crawl under the desk...
When I try to restart the network interface with "service network
restart" I get something that looks like :
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0...[big number] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP):
eth0: link is not ready.....
[big number] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex...
Which sounds to me like a timeout was just a bit too short.
If I try a few times in a row suddenly it works.
[kevin@backup ~]$ uname -a
Linux backup.hooperlab 126.96.36.199-96.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep 1
11:59:56 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[kevin@backup ~]$ dmesg | tail
[ 1633.233297] e1000e 0000:04:00.0: irq 73 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1633.284094] e1000e 0000:04:00.0: irq 73 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1633.285079] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 1642.265283] e1000e 0000:04:00.0: irq 73 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1642.316094] e1000e 0000:04:00.0: irq 73 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1642.317556] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 1647.280547] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow
[ 1647.285563] e1000e 0000:04:00.0: eth0: 10/100 speed: disabling TSO
[ 1647.291153] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 1657.802008] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
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