Comment 10 for bug 1681909

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2017-11-17 03:21 EDT-------
(In reply to comment #32)
> Hi, I am a little eager to add this without trying to resort to other
> solutions first.
>
> So, options are:
>
> 1) For some reason, this driver is not behaving correctly. Can you add the
> PowerIO folks to this bug on IBM side and let them do some investigation?

done.

>
> 2) network-online is not doing the correct thing. Well, from what I read,
> they indeed don't care much about this and think the program should wait for
> the network to be available. After eliminating 1, we should look into why
> network-online decides the network is online or why systemd would start
> kdump after that, and the ssh host would still not be reachable.
>

> 3) I would rather add the timeout but also conditionally checking for the
> host availability. That is: wait until it's available, then dump. If not
> available for the timeout duration, reboot.

Sounds reasonable.

Thanks
Hari