Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Gordon W. Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/1997 15:33:39
> From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 11:56:08 -0700
> On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 12:41:37 -0500 (CDT)
> Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM> wrote:
> > > After all, if we're running diskless, that's already
> > > running on a host on the network anyway.
> > Not so. For instance, the hp300 port gets boot blocks and a kernel using
> > rbootd.
> Not quite...
> The hp300 PROM gets the boot program via rbootd (well, HP RMP Boot Request,
> really :-), but the boot program currently uses rarp, bootparams, and
> nfs to do the nitty-gritty.
> Now that we have new swap, it's probably time to start thinking of
> kernel bootp support, btw. That way I can start using bootp sanely
> in the hp300 boot program, which makes it a lot easier to set up
> NetBSD/hp300 on HP-only networks (since HP-UX doesn't come with
> rarpd _or_ bootparamd).
By the way, I have most of that done (kernel bootp support)
but I've run out of spare time for the moment, and I'm not
likely to have much spare time again until July...
I agree it is nice that swap is no longer needed during mountroot,
because that eliminates a kludge from the kernel BOOTP code.