Unplugged or deactivated ethernet interfaces may not be handled properly
If i have a server which has a management-only interface which is usually down, in versions of Ubuntu before 11.10, I could configure that ethernet interface in /etc/network/
I believe this is a regression that was introduced in the fix for bug #838968 , where the '-1' parameter was introduced to dhclient3's invocation in ifupdown.
While I do think we should report errors, we should also retry this *forever* since it may be the only way a system can be reached *to see that error*.
|Changed in ifupdown (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → High|
|Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote : Re: [Bug 1017166] Re: Unplugged or deactivated ethernet interfaces may not be handled properly||#2|