[PC-BSD Testing] UP or DHCP for Ethernet devices

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Sep 14 09:04:41 PDT 2010


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On 09/14/2010 11:14, Dru Lavigne wrote:
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> I had a head scratcher installing 8.1 on a 32 bit testing system. Instead of Ethernet automatically working (as it always has in the past), it gave a device busy error during startup. Manually running dhclient on the device (em0) would not connect to the DHCP server and instead gave a "send_packet: Device busy" error.
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> The fix was to change the rc.conf flag on the device from UP to DHCP. Kris, do you know what UP was supposed to do?
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> Cheers,
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> Dru
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The dhcp stuff is usually done via the lagg0 interface, so we mark the
network device as "up" to ensure its available when lagg0 starts its
dhcp requests. I'll have to experiment with that, maybe using "up" isn't
needed anymore if lagg is taking care of it already.


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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