Re: Getting NM to re-try DHCP
- From: Jirka Klimes <jklimes redhat com>
- To: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Getting NM to re-try DHCP
- Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 13:29:14 +0200
On Thursday 26 of May 2011 20:09:00 Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 12:59 +0200, Jirka Klimes wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 of April 2011 02:01:09 Mikhail Efremov wrote:
> > > On Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:24:44 -0500 Dan Williams wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2011-04-05 at 11:37 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > > > > Hey all,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have a strange issue. I lost power last night and one of my
> > > > > systems came up before my DHCP server did (which is surprising,
> > > > > because my DHCP server usually comes up pretty quick!) This
> > > > > "client" system was supposed to get itself on the network (it has
> > > > > an auto-logon system). However, NM didn't succeed because my DHCP
> > > > > server wasn't responding, yet.
> > > > >
> > > > > This is a hard-wired system (not wireless). Is there any way to
> > > > > get NM to periodically retry DHCP if at first it does not succeed?
> > > > >
> > > > > I realize that DHCP has its own retry mechanism, but if the whole
> > > > > process times out, can I set NM to retry every, say, 5 minutes?
> > > >
> > > > We'd need some code changes in NM; basically for wired connections if
> > > > the activation attempt fails a certain number of times (currently 3)
> > > > then the connection is marked "invalid". What probably should happen
> > > > is that internally, in nm-policy.c, a timeout handler should be
> > > > scheduled for the connection (using g_timeout_add_seconds()) that
> > > > triggers after 5 minutes or so and if the connection isn't currently
> > > > active (ie check the NMManager's active connection list) then the
> > > > invalid flag is cleared from the connection, which will let it be
> > > > automatically retried.
> > >
> > > Not on this issue exactly, but this is reminded me about my old patch
> > > which was written long time ago (it was just forgotten to submit,
> > > sorry). If cable was unplugged, then when it is replugged this may be
> > > another network, so NM should try to reconnect even if the connection
> > > was early marked as "invalid".
> > > This patch for the NM_0_8 branch, for master it should be remaked, but
> > > I have no time to do this right now, sorry. And there may be no
> > > necessary for a separate function to clear the tag.
> > Looks good. However, we may want to remove the 'invalid' flag for all
> > connections compatible with the device.
> > Patches both for NM_0_8 and master attached.
> Patches look good to me, thanks!
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