[syslinux] PXELINUX 4.10-pre*

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Wed May 4 11:20:21 PDT 2011

Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?
> Emailed privately.

How does gpxelinux.0 in pxelinux 4.04 fair under vmware?

I am curios to know if the pxelinux on top of gpxe/ipxe on top
of vmware's pxe rom fairs better.


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