Re: [PATCH] make nfsroot accept server addresses from BOOTP root

From: Tom Rini (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 13:20:42 EST

On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 01:12:28PM -0500, Ben LaHaise wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Tom Rini wrote:
> > Er, say that again? Right now, for bootp if you specify ""
> > Linux uses that as the host for the NFS server (which does have the side
> > effect of if TFTP server != NFS server, you don't boot). Are you saying
> > your patch takes "" ? Just curious, since I
> > don't know, whats the RFC say about this?
> Yeah, that's the problem I was trying to work around, mostly because the

Er, the problem of having to use sa (which is TFTP server) to specify the
NFS server?

> docs on dhcpd are sufficiently vague and obscure. Personally, I don't
> actually need tftp support, so I've just configured the system to now
> point at the NFS server. For anyone who cares, the last patch was wrong,
> this one is right.

If the RFC doesn't say anything about the format rp= has to be in, this
is probably right. Assuming it works. :)

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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