Hello scotte, or anyone else affected,

Accepted initramfs-tools into xenial-proposed. The package will build
now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-
tools/0.122ubuntu8.4 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed

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** Also affects: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Z-series)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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  No networking with initramfs-tools 0.122ubuntu8.3 and ip=dhcp boot

Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Committed
Status in initramfs-tools source package in z-series:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:

   * 0.122ubuntu8.3 of initramfs-tools no longer correctly processed
  ip=dhcp or ip=:::::eth0:dhcp

   * Regression-updates

   * The fix better parses the ip= command line argument.

  [Test Case]

   * Create a machine that boots using an nfsroot.

   * Use ip=:::::eth0:dhcp on the kernel command line.  To set up

   * Discover that the device never comes up because, networking is not
  configured correctly.

  [Regression Potential]

   * Regressions potential is limited to machines using
  ip={""|::::*|on|any|dhcp} on the kernel command line.  As this is
  already broken regression potential is minimal.  This is common on
  machines that use nfsroot or otherwise pxe boot.

  [Other Info]

   * There are a number of other issues in this code base that are not solved 
by this fix. 
     - The ?*:?*:?*:?*: use case falls through to the default case, and likely 
breaks there.  As such static assignment via ip= appears broken 
   * The networking configuration does not strictly follow the kernel 
documentation as described 
https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/nfs/nfsroot.txt . This 
should be fixed.

  ====================Original Bug Description Follows==================

  initramfs-tools 0.122ubuntu8.3 introduced a serious regression where
  networking is not initialized when the boot option "ip=dhcp" is
  provided. We are seeing this problem in AWS, but cannot confirm if
  this issue is specific to AWS or will occur with different hardware or
  in different environments.

  Removing "ip=dhcp" from the boot options with 0.122ubuntu8.3 results
  in networking being configured.

  The issue does not occur with 0.122ubuntu8.2 or previous versions when
  "ip=dhcp" is set.

  AWS has no console so debugging is not a trivial task. I do have a
  console log with some output, and will update this bug shortly with

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