[klibc] klibc-1.5.17 released

Louis Rilling Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com
Tue Aug 17 02:39:12 PDT 2010

On 12/07/10 11:53 +0300, Eran Davidovich wrote:
> Hey,
> I am currently using some IBM 3850 M2 servers that we have booting from
> PXE to do NFS root stuff like updating firmware etc prior to getting the
> system installed with an operating system.
> Some of these servers install fine and other servers with identical
> configurations fail to install. In each case when it fails to start it
> gets to the following point
> [ 274.004114] NET: Registered protocol family 17
> IP-Config: eth0 hardware address 00:21:5e:36:21:c8 mtu 1500 DHCP RARP
> [ 274.095943] bnx2: eth0: using MSI
> After that it just hangs. I have checked the network and there are no
> request for DHCP or RARP so it appears to be a bug in the ipconfig that
> is included in the initrd images for Hardy, intrepid or Lucid. This bug
> has been persistent for some time and I've been unable to narrow it down
> to anything specific.
> has anyone had this type of problem in the past with other platforms and
> over come it? Any advice would be warmly received.

klibc's ipconfig had a long standing bug that made some DHCP requests stall for
a few minutes whenever multiple clients were requesting an address at the same

This should be fixed in the latest release.



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