em* issues (was Re: NFS, DVD Playback)
nida at musc.edu
Sat Apr 9 14:10:28 PDT 2005
Quoting Matthew Dillon <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> * The ethernet may take longer to come up then expected. This is
> especially true of 'em' ethernet devices. The system winds up
> trying to run the first NFS mount before the ethernet has come
> completely up.
I can verify this. I have a Dell box with one of those Intel NICs that use the
em driver. I just got done installing 1.2.0 on it. When it starts up, dhclient
tries to obtain an IP address and can't (so it goes to sleep). About 5 minutes
after I login, the kernel prints out "em0: Link is up BLAH." Then, if I kill
the existing dhclient, I can issue another call to dhclient to get an IP
address. The existing dhclient would probably get an IP address if I was
patient enough for it to wake up.
It's a little annoying, but not a showstopper. Of course, if anyone knows how
to make it behave as expected, I'm all ears :-).
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