eth hanging on shutdown

Adam Stenseth lynx at
Wed May 17 23:46:39 PDT 2000

Actually, got it figured out(more or less...).

Apparently Pump(DHCP/BOOTP manager) was jumping up at startup(called from
ifup, as usual) and sucking up rather ridiculous amounts of system
resources(98%+ CPU). Whenever I killed it, shutdown wouldn't hang on
eth0. It still seems to startup consuming an obscene amount of CPU, but
killing it does the trick without affecting anything else on the
system. In the mean time, I've just been mucking with ifconfig trying to
figure out if something's set funky with the card.


How many Zen masters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None. The Universe spins the bulb, and the Zen master stays out of
the way.

On Wed, 17 May 2000, Mike Hornung wrote:

> Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 23:37:27 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Mike Hornung <mike at>

> Reply-To: linux at

> To: UW Linux Group <linux at>

> Subject: Re: eth hanging on shutdown


> Guess it's time to start looking at the script(s) to see at which point it

> hangs. What distro is this? What is the last thing you see on the screen

> before it appears to hang? Does it respond to anything? How long have

> you waited before you considered it to be "hung?" Any other details that

> may be useful?


> ---------------------------

> -=<(| mike at |)>=-


> On Wed, 17 May 2000, Adam Stenseth wrote:


> |

> |Hey, for the last couple days, whenever I've run shutdown, it hangs

> |whenever it tries to shutdown the eth0 interface. Anyone ever seen that

> |before?

> |

> | -Adam

> |


> |

> | Oh, dear, where can the matter be

> | When it's converted to energy?

> | There is a slight loss of parity.

> | Johnny's so long at the fair.

> |



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