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SubjectRe: Problem with RootNFS


On Wed, 15 May 1996, Bartlomiej Czardybon wrote:

> 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 ?

I'm nor author of these patches nor Linus Torvalds :-) I really don't
know (nie mam bladego pojecia).

Jacek



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