[syslinux] etherboot 5.3.14 and pxelinux keyboard problem
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Mar 6 20:22:53 PST 2005
> Now it seems I have found a bug in PXELINUX with regards to etherboot.
> Up until 2.07 pxelinux was responsive to the keyboard. From 2.08 and up
> the keyboard is locked at the boot prompt when pxelinux is loaded via
> etherboot 5.3.14.
That would not be a PXELINUX bug, but an Etherboot bug. The PXE READ
UDP call is defined as non-blocking, but several implementors have
screwed that one up (including VMWare.) Unfortunately not answering
ARPs has bad effects, too.
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