[Beowulf] Diskless booting help:

Lombard, David N dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Thu Sep 6 13:04:00 EDT 2007


On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 11:43:10AM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
> >Yes, ipappend is enticing for that reason; however HPA's stated
> >preference is ipappend is not used.
> 
> do you know why?  it seems perverse to force an unnecessary dhcp.
> other than somehow preserving the information from the bios,
> or reading and decoding the NIC state (neither sounds practical),
> I think ipappend is a good and clean solution.

Agreed.

But, I assume network configuration is viewed as a userland activity,
and not something the kernel per-se should be involved in--your "simple
convenience" argument of earlier.

-- 
David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.
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