[syslinux] pxelinux and kernel files over 8M

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed May 3 19:47:33 PDT 2006

Josh Lehan wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Busch Dick-MCG30121 wrote:
>>> Is there any reason to keep this 8M kernel size check in future releases
>>> of pxelinux?
>> No, it's clearly obsolete.  I just removed it and released a 3.20-pre8 
>> release.
> Nice.  What is the new maximum file size supported by PXELINUX, now that 
> this check has gone away?
> Am I correct in assuming that it is now only limited by the fundamental 
> TFTP protocol limit of 65535 packets?  (Depending on negotiated packet 
> size from the TFTP server, this is around the neighborhood of 80MB.)

If the TFTP server handles block wraparound properly, that shouldn't be 
a problem either.


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