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Re: Please test the new kernel (2.6.18.dfsg.1-9)

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 11:21:59PM -0800, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 07:28:33PM +0000, Stuart Brady wrote:
> > I'm not sure if this is due to upgrading to 2.6.18-4, but 'eth0' stopped
> > working recently on my SS5.  I did a bit of digging in /sys and noticed:
> [..] 
> > When I renamed 'eth0' to 'eth0_rename' in /etc/network/interfaces, it
> > worked!  Any idea what's going on here?
> Erm, not really. I'll try to see if I can reproduce it on my SS20.

#394047 seems to include a report of the same problem I'm having.  My
suspicion is that udev is getting confused by the two lance interfaces
using the same MAC address.

If I remove z25_persistent-net.rules and z45_persistent-net-generator.rules
from /etc/udev/rules.d, the problem goes away.

> > Also, I can't install 2.6.18-3 as yaird is failing:
> That looks like bug #396193, which didn't receive any attention from 
> maintainer for over 3 months now, making yaird pretty much unuseable 
> on sparc. You can use an alternative (and, currently, default) initrd 
> creator, initramfs-tools. Installing initramfs-tools, removing yaird, 
> and running 'dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.18-4-sparc32' should 
> generate a working initrd.

Okay -- I did that, and it's fine now.  Thanks.
Stuart Brady

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