PXE (NFS2) broken on DragonFly?

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Aug 5 13:37:41 PDT 2008

:I started a thread on freebsd-fs about adopting 64bit cookies. The main 
:show stopper is that PXE uses the NFS2 support in the bootloader. The 
:code is in libstand (which is actually derived from some NetBSD's libsa).
:I looked briefly at the DragonFlyBSD CVS and it looks like libstand 
:still depends on NFS2. Perhaps libstand is not used anymore or no one 
:has used PXE on DragonFly?
:     Pedro.

    Well, we basically don't support NFSv2 any more.  It only works with UFS.
    It's impossible to make it work with HAMMER, which needs 64 bit cookies.

    I usually PXE boot test boxes with the TFTP loader.  Once the loader
    straps into the kernel the kernel itself has no problem booting via

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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