Sungem bug or something else?

roger blofeld blofeldus at
Fri Jun 7 10:51:11 EST 2002

The problem was triggered by upgrading to
initscripts-6.76. The new ifup script calls the
network-scripts function check_link_down, which in
turn calls 'ip link set up eth0', then mii-tools.
Apparently at boot time the phy is not powered,
causing the oops.
Work-around: remove the link check in ifup

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