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SubjectRe: PATCH: Enable IP PNP for 2.4.4-ac8
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David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> writes:

> ebiederm@xmission.com said:
> > There wasn't even DHCP support before so yes you did. As you can't
> > get the nfs mount point from bootp.
>
> Wasn't there a default? The Indy behind me seems to try to mount
> /tftpboot/172.16.18.195, so I put a filesystem there just to make it happy.
>
> It's a 2.4.3 kernel.

Duh. I forgot about the default path.

> > Well I think in the CONFIG_BLK_DEV=n case it might wind up being a
> > ramfs or tmpfs image. Something like a simplified version of tar.
>
> Well, if it stops working and stays broken, I suppose I'll just have to
> hack up a built-in command line option. ISTR ARM already has such an option.
>
> I'd rather it didn't break, though.

The clean way to handle it, and I'll take a look it to have
root=/dev/nfs (and the rdev equivalent) to set ip=on if it isn't
already. The current 2.4.4 behavior of root=/dev/hda3 doing ip
autoconfig when the code is compiled into the kernel is just bad.

Eric
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