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Re: make module loading by boot installboot patchable?

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> If one drops a new "pxeboot" loader into an existing diskless
> boot installation it fails completely. In my case it did just
> reset the box when it tried to load an "nfs" module. The diskless
> box does get what the DHCP server tells it to get, and this
> is just pxeboot and the kernel itself.
> (What happened is likely that pxeboot just TFTP'd another instance
> of the kernel which it couldn't digest in some way.)

I thought some people had diskless booting working with modular
kernels.  I haven't tried it myself.

> So to make a diskless system boot unattended and reliably, module
> loading needs to be disabled for pxeboot in the standard case.

Why is that the only possible solution to the problem?

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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