Subject: Re: bootp
To:, Paul Kranenburg <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/04/1995 10:57:16
Excerpts from mail: 3-Sep-95 Re: bootp Paul Kranenburg@cs.few.e (450*)

> > Looking at nfs_boot_init(), my initial thought is to attempt a bootp 
> > request after the call to revarpwhoami(), and then panic if _both_ fail.  
> > (Maybe before?)  In any case, if the bootp succeeds, then use it rather 
> > than bootparams to get the server/root/swap/gateway info.

> Sounds fine. You need to make sure though, that your local bootp server
> actually provides the root/swap information. Or, if it doesn't, do
> a bootparam anyway.

Is there now a successor to bootp that renders this hack obsolete?