[syslinux] pxechn location

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 17:45:38 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 19:28, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> On 07/27/2011 03:44 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
>> I've been waiting on both asking for consideration for inclusion and
>> continuing to expand to generic options until I got some positive
>> feedback.  I believe there have been at least 3 or 4 individuals who
>> have shown interest but I think the only trace of results were
>> negative results on an NBP that either issued its own DHCP request or
>> ignored packet 3 (I believe the only one that should be touched and
>> should take precedence over the others).  I've tested it myself but
>> I've only really tested loading other copies of PXELINUX on my
>> selection of hardware and I'd rather know how other software/hardware
>> reacts to this module before considering it ready for general use.  I
>> also need to do some relatively minor code cleanup to remove/reformat
>> extra comments.
> Well, at some point it really needs to be included for people to even
> know that it is existed...
> Packet 3 isn't always considered the "gold" packet; some NBPs prefer to
> use packet 2, at least for the network-related options.

True; I've always thought of them as "what can I do", "what does the
network want to provide" and "what do I want to do".  I seem to recall
some NBPs that ignored packet 3 but can't name any at the moment (but
3 I suspect).  Hence, the idea of another option to also update packet


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