[syslinux] PXELINUX 4.10-pre*

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Wed May 4 09:21:36 PDT 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 23:04, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> On 05/03/2011 07:07 PM, Gene Cumm wrote:
>> So far I tested PXELINUX from 4.10-pre12, 4.10-pre9 and 4.10-pre6.
>> The first two take a long time with a TFTP file not found and
>> eventually find my file but error out (presumably to kaboom).  The
>> last takes a long time, does a lot of retransmitted packets (didn't
>> watch the first two), then eventually loads the file but continues
>> this behavior for TFTP and HTTP transfers.  This is on VMware Server
>> 2.0.2-203138 in Linux using the DHCP server that comes with VMware
>> Server, the PXE ROM from VMware Server (info below) and tftpd-hpa 5.0.
>> HPA, if there's a test you'd like me to try (patch, different -pre,
>> etc) let me know.
>> PXE ROM strings:
>> Network boot from AMD Am79c970A
>> Copyright (C) 2003-2005  VMware, INC.
>> Copyright (C) 1997-2000  Intel Corporation
>> UNDI code segment at 9ECC len 0A0D
>> UNDI data segment at 9C7F len 24D0
> I know the VMware PXE stack is awful beyond belief.  However, could you
> get a packet trace (e.g. wireshark) by any chance?

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