Re: Suggested patch: Sending the FQDN when booting via DHCP

From: Chris Snook
Date: Tue Sep 09 2008 - 23:18:22 EST

Thierry wrote:
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Hi all,

the following patch can be useful, in order to let the DHCP server accordingly update the DNS, when booting via DHCP.

This can be useful for 2 reasons:
1) on small systems, the embedded filesystem may even not have udhcpd
2) when booting nfsroot, the nfs server does not like when udhcpd in invoked, even when requested the same IP address.

Here is the patch, for 2.6.27-rc5. (Notice that it is the very first time I deliver a patch for Linux, and I may
have missed some points on the procedure, if it is the case I apologize for that). What do you think about it ?

Any ideas or comments are welcome.

This should probably be a kernel command-line option, rather than a static config option.

-- Chris
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