netxen_nic interfaces fail to receive or send packets after boot until they are restarted manually. Issue is seen with both bonding and non-bonding environment.
When having at least one netxen network card in a bond, the bond doesn't work after boot. Restarting the interface with "ifdown bond0; ifup bond0" works around the problem.
- The system appears to boot without issue and gives no indication of a network issue, however no network connectivity is available when using the netxen_nic at boot. But performing a "service network restart" or 'ifup', it brings up the interfaces and the network works perfectly from this point forward.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5)
NetXen NIC using 'netxen_nic' driver
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