Boot is delayed up to 120 seconds on static network configuration

Bug #1094593 reported by Sworddragon on 2012-12-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
upstart (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 dev with upstart 1.6.1-1ubuntu1. I'm using a static network configuration on eth0 and the problem is if the cable is unpluged and the system is booted my desktop will be delayed up to 120 seconds to start because of /etc/init/failsafe.conf.

I would asume because of "stop on static-network-up or starting rc-sysinit" the script isn't stoped because eth0 can't be started. But the network configuration is valid and the booting time shouldn't be delayed just because of an unpluged cable.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gary Houston (ghouston) wrote :

I agree, as I wrote on this bug: This bug report seems more relevant however. In my case, it's not even my primary internet connection that hangs, but a connection to another computer that doesn't need to be switched on.

Gary Houston (ghouston) wrote :

A workaround is to edit /etc/init/failsafe.conf and remove all the sleeps.

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