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Date:	Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:28:29 -0400
From:	Kevin Winchester <>
To:	Andy Whitcroft <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,,,
	Kamalesh Babulal <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.24-rc2-mm1 -- strange apparent network failures

On November 15, 2007 06:02:09 am Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> When testing some of the later 2.6.24-rc2-mm1+hotfix combinations on three
> of our test systems one job from each batch (1/4) failed.  In each case the
> machine appears to have booted normally all the way to a login: prompt.
> However in the failed boots the networking though apparently initialised
> completely and correctly (as far as I can tell from the console output), is
> reported as not responding to ssh connections.  The network interface seems
> to have been initialised on the right port, and the ssh daemons started.
> Two of the machines are powerpc boxes, the other an older x86_64.
> One machine is 4/4 in testing, just one.  Most of the other machines are
> still not able to compile this stack so do not contribute to our knowledge.
> Any ideas?

I see this as well - the computer boots fine but no network.  The only clues 
in the dmesg are:

[  294.097876] warning: process `dhclient' gets w/ old libcap
[  294.097893] warning: process `dhclient' sets w/ old libcap

So I'll try backing up the patch series to before:


or so, and see if that's the problem.  If anyone has any other ideas, let me 

Kevin Winchester
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