[syslinux] efi64 boot fail during download from kernel and initrd via http

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Sat Jul 13 04:42:20 PDT 2013

Op 2013-07-12 om 14:06 schreef syslinux-owner op zytor.com:
>     Reason:  Message body is too big: 1780404 bytes with a limit of 512 KB

So previous not on the mailinglist.

> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:05:05 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Michael Szerencsits <szerencsits.michael op gmx.at>
> To: syslinux op zytor.com
> Subject: efi64 boot fail during download from kernel and initrd via http
> Message-ID: <trinity-9af93b8b-bab6-43b6-a448-5906da74f449-1373663105545 op 3capp-gmx-bs57>
> Hi,
> I tested the following config:
> DEFAULT AutoInstall
> LABEL AutoInstall
>    KERNEL http://server/vmlinuz64
>    APPEND initrd=http://server/initrd64.img root=live:http://server/LiveOS/squashfs.img quiet lang=en keymap=de-latin1 systemd.unit=rescue.target system.unit=rescue.target system.unit=rescue.target
> I use VMWare Player 5.02 build 1031769 on Win2k8 R2 64bit.
> I found that the last working version is 6.02-pre1 but beginning with pre2 and also latest version 6.02-pre5 it fail to boot.
> What happen:
> A messagebox from VMWare Player comes up with the following info:
> A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state....
> I captured a wireshark trace and see a lot of 'DUP ACK' and 'TCP Retransmission'
> I attached the trace but cut the packet lenght to 100 byte to get a smaller trace. 
> TCP/IP info are smaller than 100 byte so all required infos should be in the trace.

The 1.3Mb file is currently http://rosa.stappers.nl/ff/boot-efi-s100.cap

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