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Bug#584583: initramfs-tools: configure_networking function: repeatedly makes DHCP requests

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* Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant+debianbugs@freegeek.org> [Fre Jun 04, 2010 at 01:18:04 -0700]:

> i've been testing the newest initramfs-tools network booting support, though it
> seems to make 10 DHCP requests in rapid sucession. fortunately, the last DHCP
> request does work. switching back to hard-coded DEVICE=eth0 in
> /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf doesn't trigger this issue, oddly enough.

> it think something in the following code is the issue:

>     for ROUNDTTT in 2 3 4 6 9 16 25 36 64 100; do

> it loops through all of the ROUNDTTT's in 1 second, which doesn't seem like the
> intended behavior.

> so either "ipconfig -t" is broken, or initramfs-tools is expecting the wrong
> behavior from ipconfig.

> an alternate possibility is that i've been testing with qemu and qemu-kvm,
> which may have strange timing issues. i will attempt to test with real hardware
> and follow up with that...

Can you please provide output of:

  dpkg --list klibc-utils module-init-tools udev busybox\*


Which qemu/kvm cmdline are you using? Is the e1000 module involved?


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