[ipxe-devel] IPXE master: NIC looses connectivity

Christian Nilsson nikize at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 22:46:46 UTC 2018

On Tue, 25 Sep 2018 at 00:33, Arun SAG <sagarun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> We tried to run the latest master 133f4c47. Our build includes a SSL
> certificate in the undionly.kpxe. IPXE loads and does a dhcp request
> and receives a response, Loads the kernel and ramdisk, boots the
> ramdisk over https; the kernel boots and dracut in the ramdisk again
> does a dhcp and this actually fails. There is no network connectivity
> from the nic. It seems like the nic just dropped out of the network.
> This was reproducible on zt systems ZT z801. That machine has a nic
> manufactured by
> INVENTEC CORPORATION (00:8C:FA) . It is a Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet
> Network Driver and uses igb driver.
> When we reverted to a older
> version(1b67a0564657b6fcef18b1588ea6491ca1b1996d) ipxe, we don't see
> that issue anymore.
> That is a quite old commit,
Could you try and use git bisect, (guide at http://ipxe.org/howto/bisect)
to figure out possible culprits
Hopefully that will result in one commit that explains what was changed.
Also please provide pciid of the nic (lspci -nn) , and you might also want
to try ipxe.pxe instead of undionly.kpxe
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