[driverloader] Re: System Hangs on Shutting down (Partha Bagchi)

Partha Bagchi partha at comcast.net
Sat Jan 10 07:15:37 EST 2004

Sorry that I have not replied in a long time - was finally on vacation 
from the computer :)

I have not been able to confirm this since I keep getting the message 
that the MAC address is different. However, the system does not hang 
while shutting down :)


Mark Feit wrote:

>Partha Bagchi writes:
>  > 
>  > Has anyone encountered a problem in shutting down the system?
>  > 
>  > When I do network restart or ifdown eth1 or dldrstop the system sits 
>  > there and I have to Cntr-C out of it. When I try to shutdown, the system 
>  > hangs at shutting down eth1.
>  > 
>  > Any solutions?
>I ran into this on a Red Hat 9 system.  The solution is to make sure
>the MAC address in /etc/sysconfig/network/scripts/ifcfg-xxx is all
>This is really a bug in the RH scripts that handle this, because MAC
>addresses don't have any particular case (i.e., DE:AD:BE:EF:12:34 and
>de:ad:be:ef:12:34 are equivalent).  Adding to the confusion is that
>fact that /sbin/ifconfig shows one and /sbin/ip shows the other.  I've
>identified where it's happening and at some point when I have a few
>minutes (when's that?) I'll develop a patch and contribute it to
>							- Mark

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