Hello scotte, or anyone else affected,
Accepted initramfs-tools into yakkety-proposed. The package will build
now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-
tools/0.125ubuntu6.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed
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No networking with initramfs-tools 0.122ubuntu8.3 and ip=dhcp boot
Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu:
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Xenial:
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Yakkety:
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Zesty:
* initramfs-tools SRUs introduced regressions in ip= syntax, which cause
* 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
Should be back to original behavior before ipv6 support was introduced in the
past 2 or 3 SRUs.
* 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.
This bug is a regression of changes made under bug 1628306.
====================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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