[K12OSN] Centos bug + Marvell onboard NIC

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Fri May 30 13:39:06 UTC 2008

On Thu, 29 May 2008, Barry R Cisna wrote:

> Scott,
> This does not really help you out one bit, but about one year ago I
> updated an fc3 K12ltsp server to fc5 k12ltsp, and one of the dual
> onboard intel nics (don't remember the number) showed up as a wonky
> number after the update and also did not work same as yours.I wound up
> doing a fresh install of fc5 k12ltsp at the time to remedy the prob.
> >From reading lots of similar posts since then it seems a kernel update
> you want to keep your fingers crossed as you reboot the server after the
> kernel update:) Since then I have made up my mind to stay with whatever
> kernel comes with the original distro.Period. Nine times out of ten
> updates to kernel will go Ok, but when something goes amiss on a
> production server you are then really working against the clock.
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna

It happens so often, that I finally decided to "fight back". I backup
/etc/modprobe and any /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth(x), and
restore those files after upgrade. Seems ro work fine (fingers crossed).

Not upgrading kernel is OK only if the system is really firewalled and the
clever users can not access it, in other words, you really should apply
security updates.

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