kern/91720: [pxe] pxeboot always tries to do an rpc call to an
fireball at zerouptime.ch
Sun Sep 23 17:00:17 PDT 2007
The following reply was made to PR kern/91720; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jonas Nagel <fireball at zerouptime.ch>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org,
ruben.kerkhof at gmail.com,
ceri at submonkey.net
Subject: Re: kern/91720: [pxe] pxeboot always tries to do an rpc call to an nfs-server
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 01:27:48 +0200
I just noticed that this bug is still not fixed, I don't see why this
couldn't get committed...
Also, I recognized that TFTP support is probably not getting us anywhere,
because it still wants to mount the root or the distribution media from
an NFS mount later, after the kernel had booted. Or maybe I just
misunderstood what TFTP support is about.
But apart from that there is another issue to that bug: if the NFS mount
succeeds when it does that RPC call it fails to transfer the kernel
through that since it seems the NFS calls are incomplete, if TFTP is
enabled. Consequence of that is that you need to disable the NFS export
(if root-path matches).
If you need more details in something I have experimented a bit around
with both features...NFS and TFTP compiled pxeloader.
- Jonas Nagel
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