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RE: [Xen-users] Warning wrt starting the xen3.0 network-bridge from init

To: "Charles Duffy" <cduffy@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Warning wrt starting the xen3.0 network-bridge from init scripts on Gentoo
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 16:12:47 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Warning wrt starting the xen3.0 network-bridge from init scripts on Gentoo
> Gentoo is rather aggressive wrt making sure that dependencies 
> are fulfilled.
> This means that running /etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart from an 
> init script which declares that it requires a functioning 
> network to work will, if no interfaces other than eth0 is 
> configured, cause that init script to be told to shut down 
> before the network adapter can be deconfigured!

> So... if you're going to call network-bridge or xend from an 
> init script on Gentoo, and that init script declares that it 
> has a dependency on having the network up, make sure you have 
> another interface (I use
> dummy0) defined as UP, lest the point in network-bridge where 
> it restarts the interface currently being configured result 
> in a very confused state.

creating a dummy interface is gross. Is there no other way to bypass
this? it would be good to make sure our scripts worked on gentoo, but
there's a limit to the amount of ugliness that's endurable. We could
have distro specific scripts, but this isn't quite yet justified...


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