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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Pull NFS server address off root_server_path
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 10:28:29AM +1000, Martin Schwenke wrote:
> >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
>
> Alan> You are probably much better using the initrd based dhcp
> Alan> client from things like the LTSP project (ltsp.org) than the
> Alan> kernel one
>
> That's probably true in the long term. For the short term, is the
> initrd-based stuff working right now? I didn't think it was quite
> there yet...

Well, initrd works (as opposed to the still-in-progress initramfs),
but setting up an image to do the DHCP, NFS mount and pivot_root is a
pain in the bum. LTSP is all i386 (afaict), which helps me not at
all.

> If the patch goes in now, I won't be terribly disappointed if it comes
> back out, along with (most of) the rest of the ipconfig stuff, if the
> initrd-based stuff works acceptably before the feature freeze...
>
> I would think that if there's a chance that the ipconfig stuff will
> stay in for 2.6, and this patch improves it, then it should probably
> be merged. The patch has been in use at OzLabs for about 6 months
> (since I moved the DHCP server off the NFS server :-) to help boot the
> embedded boxes that David Gibson is doing bring-up work on.

--
David Gibson | For every complex problem there is a
david@gibson.dropbear.id.au | solution which is simple, neat and
| wrong.
http://www.ozlabs.org/people/dgibson
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