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Bug 167974 - net-misc/networkmanager detects link state incorrectly at start
Summary: net-misc/networkmanager detects link state incorrectly at start
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Steev Klimaszewski (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-22 10:01 UTC by Miroslaw Mieszczak
Modified: 2007-07-02 22:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Log from startup of networkmanager (messages.log,12.16 KB, text/plain)
2007-02-22 10:02 UTC, Miroslaw Mieszczak

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Description Miroslaw Mieszczak 2007-02-22 10:01:39 UTC
When networkmanager starts, it detect incorrectly link state of network card. It assumes that link is in connected state even if it isn't. This lead into problems when card get connected into network, because dhcp configuration cannot be got from network.

Please see attached log.
I have tested this with 2 different types of ethernet cards (rtl8139, rtl8169), and on x86 and amd64 architectures.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Miroslaw Mieszczak 2007-02-22 10:02:19 UTC
Created attachment 110968 [details]
Log from startup of networkmanager
Comment 2 Steev Klimaszewski (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-03-21 00:26:32 UTC
If this is happening it is due to the drivers reporting link state when there is no link.  Does this still exist with latest kernels?
Comment 3 João Vale 2007-07-02 22:27:00 UTC
I'm having exactly the same issue.

kernel: suspend2-2.6.21-r6
driver: 8139too