initiramfs-tools: configure_network retry indefinitely option

Bug #1489979 reported by Lucas Magasweran
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initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

initramfs network booting by default fails after a fixed number of attempts/timeout to configure the network. For example, in an automation environment with heavy DHCP usage, a system will give up trying to get a DHCP lease after 265 seconds. This will require manual intervention or a hardware watchdog to power-cycle the system in order to retry getting a DHCP lease.

This patch for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS adds a notimeout kernel command line for casper that tells configure_network to instead retry indefinitely with an increasing retry interval.

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Lucas Magasweran (lucasrangit) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "casper_ipconfig_notimeout.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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