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LIN8-6480 : Bay Trail: dhclient fails to assign static ipv4 address

Created: Apr 25, 2017    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: May 25, 2017
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 8
Component/s: Networking


When setting a static ip address the dhclient does not assign the fixed address in /etc/network/interfaces but set a dynamic one.
Furthermore after enabling the port both Ethernet interfaces hang for a few seconds (then recover).

Steps to Reproduce

need Kontron Mitx-e38

/wrlinux-8/wrlinux/configure --enable-jobs=64 --enable-reconfig --enable-board=intel-x86-64 --enable-rootfs=glibc-core --enable-kernel=standard --enable-build=debug --enable-bootimage=ext3 --with-init=sysvinit

• Configure /etc/network/interfaces to use a static IPv4 address for eth0
• Run ifup eth0
• (eth0 now has a single IPv4 address – the static IPv4 address)
• Run ifdown eth0
• Modify /etc/network/interfaces to request only a DHCP address and no static address(es)
• Run ifup eth0 

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