Subject: Re: Dumb question time...
To: None <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/16/1998 19:09:23
On Tue, 16 Jun 1998 wrote:

>      What is an Ethernet driver supposed to do with a bad received packet? 
>      Drop it on the floor? Pass it along anyway? Return 0? -1? the number 
>      of bytes it got? I've identified the source of some decided flakiness: 
>      my network is far from idle, and my code doesn't do anything 
>      explicitly with bad received packets (ones with error flags set in the 
>      packet's receive descriptor), which is probably the Wrong Thing.

I don't know about this one...

>      While I'm asking dumb questions, is it supposed to be legal to run 
>      bootparamd on one machine and NFS-mount the root/swap from another? 

Yes this should work.   I haven't tried it in a while, but when I first
started netbooting my VS3100 in early 1997 I ran bootparamd on my NeXT
while NFS mounting root and swap from my Linux system.  

>      The boot code doesn't handle this case correctly - it doesn't go 
>      through portmap on the NFS server to get anywhere; only the portmapper 
>      on the bootparamd server. (Then again, that's the observed behavior, 
>      and my flakiness may cause other problems.)

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