Ticket #846 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Increase installer DHCP timeout for slow networks

Reported by: jdreed Owned by: amb
Priority: normal Milestone: Natty Beta
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Hopefully we can increase the timeout d-i uses before it decides that it couldn't get a DHCP address. It's only about 8 seconds or so, which is not long enough on some of our ancient networks.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Owner set to amb
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from assigned to committed

Fixed for upgrades in r25149 and auto-update 1.23.3 (not yet built).

Unclear if we want to change it on the PXE server. I think we do, but certainly the bigger problem is when an entire cluster reinstalls at once.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

For completeness, the kernel arg is netcfg/dhcp_timeout=nn

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Geoff notes that we can get debian to reuse the DHCP lease it got at boot time.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

I didn't elect to change this on the PXE server side. It was most problematic during reinstalls, and that's now moot with the netcfg changes.

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