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Subject2.4.5 - IpConfig, BOOTP not functioning.
Kernel developers,
I hate to burden you with menial quetions, but: How does ipconfig
get called & initialized? I am new to attempting to _read_ kernel
source, and not nearly a good C progammer. This is killing me, But
after two hours of looking,I can't figure out how ipconfig get
initialized & called. I am using 2.4.5, I enabled ipconfig debug <via
the define>, because i am trying to see why my floppy-only NFS
workstation is not functioning, and I am getting no where. There are
no debug messages. 10 different kernel compiles, 2 with save
.config-mrproper-reconfig cycles. I am stumped, and i don't know what
to do.


I am trying to boot a system w/an epic100 card in it using BOOTP. I
have a 10 meg network, dumb hub, and 5 clients. 10.0.0.3 is running
Redhat's bootparamd. 2 entries in /etc/bootparams. Both look fine.
Running a syslog monitor in one term, and a tcpdump in another. Niether
report any BOOTP, ARP, RARP, or DHCP traffic.
Floppy client boots, says something very similar to this.
.
.<snip>
<epic100 initialization>
eth0: SCSC EPIC/100 83c170 at 0x6100 IRQ 10.....
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: Route cache hash table of 512 buckets
TCP: Hash tables configures (established 4096 bind 4096(
NET4: Unix Domain Sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.
Root-NFS: No NFS Server Availibl, giving up
VFS: Unable to mount root, trying floppy
<snip>

I do have CONFIG_IP_PNP_BOOTP set, and I can verify from the System.map
that ipconfig is being compiled, and linked. However, there is no
evidence that it initializes, and certainly no debug messages. From the
look of it, the system has moved passed init'ing the network. I have
no idea what to do next.


thanks,
Joshua



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