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Subjectbootp ip autoconfiguration disable

I have tried to compile a kernel (2.4.8) with bootp support.
i make
dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0
and i boot on the floppy.
(I have found some doc who say that work)
but for me ip configuration don't work, i haven't any bootp request.

I look at the file net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
I see that
int ic_enable __initdata = 0; /* IP config enabled? */

ic_enable is set in function ip_auto_config_setup
ic_enable = (*addrs &&
(strcmp(addrs, "off") != 0) &&
(strcmp(addrs, "none") != 0));

so i must pass an argument ?
how could I do that on my floppy ? there are nothing about that in doc ?
also if I change
int ic_enable __initdata = 0; /* IP config enabled? */
int ic_enable __initdata = 1; /* IP config enabled? */
all seem work well, i have bootp request so why should i need this
argument ?

thank for any help

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