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SubjectRe: Problem with RootNFS
On Tue, 14 May 1996, Jacek Zapala wrote:

> On Mon, 13 May 1996, Bartlomiej Czardybon wrote:
>
> > is it possible to have swapfile mounted on rootnfs ? How to ? Any HOWTO ?
> >
>
> I have seen such a patch in some (old!) package for booting from a bootrom.
> Here is a lsm:
> Begin3
> Title: netboot-nfs
> Version: 1.2
> Entered-date: 04 Mar 1995
> Description: This package allows booting of a diskless computer over a
> network, mounting the root filesystem via NFS and using a
> swap file on a NFS filesystem. It includes the necessary
> patches for Linux kernel 1.1.92, and tools to boot a disk-
> less computer.
> Keywords: booting, boot-rom, swap, root-fs, nfs, diskless
> Author: gero@gkminix.han.de (Gero Kuhlmann)
> jhonan@jolt.mpx.com.au (Jamie Honan)
> Maintained-by: gero@gkminix.han.de (Gero Kuhlmann)
> Primary-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Linux-boot
> 189kB netboot-nfs.tar.gz
> 1082 netboot-nfs.lsm
> Alternate-site:
> Original-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/Linux-boot
> netboot.zoo
> Platform: MSDOS C-compiler and assembler necessary for recompiling boot
> rom when not using a WD80*3 network interface card (for which
> binaries are included)
> Copying-policy: GPL
> End
>
>
> Bye,
>
> Jacek
Dzieki Jacek.
But tell me, why isn't it in mainstream kernel ? If it is good.
Well: if rootnfs in 1.3.100 doesnot support swap on nfs, and above
patches suppport it, so tell me why not to use these patches as part of
distribution kernel ?

Bartlomiej Czardybon
Silesian Technical University - Faculty of Computer Science



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