[syslinux] gpxelinux.0 and slow HTTP performance on VMware ESX

Roy Marantz roy.marantz at vonage.com
Fri Dec 2 14:17:24 PST 2011

On 12/2/11 4:44 PM, "Gene Cumm" <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:48, Roy Marantz <roy.marantz at vonage.com> wrote:
>> I used git to grab syslinux and don't see any prebuilt binaries in the lwip
>> branch.  Is this expected?
> Yes.  If you run 'make' it will build it.  Bear in mind that there are
> numerous occurrences of build boxes that are OK for most other builds
> but not Syslinux.  At least some versions of binutils I've read
> reports of issues.  I know the official builds are built on Fedora (of
> some verison) and I've had luck with Debian squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04
> (with minor work for Windows compilers).

I just tried using syslinux 4.10 lwip pxelinux.0 to http load menu.c32 and
its configuration for a VMware 4 VM and it worked reliably  (at least a few
times in a row) and real fast.  I'm impressed.

BTW, I built this on a rhel6 VM using Redhat's standard nasm (2.7.0), gcc,
and make.

>> On 12/2/11 1:29 AM, "Thomas Mieslinger" <miesi at pc-h.de> wrote:
>>> Gene, would you please enligthen me where I can get the top-of-git
>>> source code? I'd really like to test the code on the varoius HP Server
>>> BIOSes I have.
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/boot/syslinux/syslinux.git
>>> Am 01.12.2011 22:57, schrieb Gene Cumm:
>>>> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 16:04, Roy Marantz<roy.marantz at vonage.com>  wrote:
>>>>> Can you suggest a work around for the issue which doesn't involve building
>>>>> any software?  I.e. Is the a version of iPXE that works with a version of
>>>>> pxelinux.0 and menu.0?
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> Roy
>>>> PXELINUX at top-of-git on the lwip branch doesn't need gPXE/iPXE and
>>>> works on all the VMware platforms I have.
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