Subject: Re: port-sparc/27070
To: None <,,>
From: Andreas Gustafsson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/25/2005 19:46:01
The following reply was made to PR port-sparc/27070; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Andreas Gustafsson)
Cc: Greg Oster <>
Subject: Re: port-sparc/27070
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 21:45:25 +0200 (EET)

 Mine turned out to be a different problem after all, despite the
 identical error message.  The 64-byte vendor area of the BOOTP response
 overflowed, and dhcpd decided to (silently) drop the root-path option
 from the response.  This resulted in the client mounting the root of
 the server's file system instead of the intended directory and
 attempting to boot the server's kernel instead of its own.  That
 didn't work too well as the server is an i386...
 Andreas Gustafsson,