Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/1997 15:33:39
> From: Jason Thorpe <>
> 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.