H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Fri May 13 10:04:25 PDT 2005
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Sounds about right....
> However it is simple to test if an interface plugged in,
> with the mii code, and we should do that.
> My gut feel is that the code should continue to try on multiple
> interfaces but stop once n (n = 1?) seconds have passed since
> it received a reply, that the kernel can used. This gives the
> chance to pick the best DHCP reply, if you get several. But
> more importantly is the trying on all of the interfaces until
> something happens. Something stupid could have happened like
> someone forgot to plug in the cable before turning on the
> machine etc.
The code is already parallel (which is good); so there isn't really a
need to test the link. If we accept the first complete reply we get we
should be OK.
What do you mean with "best DHCP reply"?
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