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SubjectRe: PATCH: Enable IP PNP for 2.4.4-ac8
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:28:05PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> H . J . Lu writes:
> > 2.4.4-ac8 disables IP auto config by default even if CONFIG_IP_PNP is
> > defined. Here is a patch.
> It doesn't make any sense to enable this unless parameters are
> given to the kernel via the kernel command line or from firmware
> settings.


IP: kernel level autoconfiguration
This enables automatic configuration of IP addresses of devices and
of the routing table during kernel boot, based on either information
supplied on the kernel command line or by BOOTP or RARP protocols.
You need to say Y only for diskless machines requiring network
access to boot (in which case you want to say Y to "Root file system
on NFS" as well), because all other machines configure the network
in their startup scripts.

It works fine for 2.4.4. However, in 2.4.4-ac8, even if I select
CONFIG_IP_PNP, I have to pass ip=xxxx to kernel, in addition to
nfsroot=x.x.x.x:/foo/bar. With 2.4.4, I can just pass
nfsroot=x.x.x.x:/foo/bar to kernel.

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