With all the IPv6 configuration work som ... / 2010-04-11

2010-04-11 With all the IPv6 configuration work som ... 10 years ago
With all the IPv6 configuration work something bothers me in ifconfig, it can still decide to stop showing IPv6 (inet6) addresses:
# ifconfig eth0.1
eth0.1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1f:c6:59:76:f6  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:17245335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:17342308 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:10403720060 (9.6 GB)  TX bytes:17783892122 (16.5 GB)
The addresses are there:
# ip -6 addr ls dev eth0.1
3: eth0.1@eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 
    inet6 2001:888:1011::694/64 scope global 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::21f:c6ff:fe59:76f6/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
Filed as Ubuntu bug 560807: ifconfig does not display inet6 addresses.
Update 2010-04-13: Problem source found, diff added to the bugreport.

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