01/29/2009 6:30 PM
dhcp.client startup trouble
I'm running 6.4.0 on a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard (which uses the RTL 8111C LAN chip) and a dual core CPU.
I have the network mode in net.cfg set to dhcp but on a reboot dhcp.client is not started. I added it to rc.local but
it doesn't work correctly. dhcp.client is started and running when I log in but ifconfig doesn't show an IP address
(not even 0.0.0.0). If at that point I reconfigure the network via phlip, the initial instance of dhcp.client is killed
, a new one is started, and I get a valid IP address. It will also start working if I manually restart dhcp.client.
However, if I invoke dhcp.client in .profile for the root account I get different behavior. If I log in as soon as I
can after a reboot I get the same behavior as above. If I wait ten seconds before logging in ifconfig reports an IP of
0.0.0.0 for around 15 seconds and then gets a valid IP. If I let the machine sit on the login screen for around 30
seconds before I log in everything is fine.
Also on a side note, I left the machine on last night and when I came in today io-pkt-v4-hc was alternating between the
cores about once a second taking 100% CPU time. I was unable to slay io-pkt-v4-hc and reset the machine with a shutdown
Anyone have any ideas?