[klibc] updates to Documentation/nfsroot.txt ?
jim.cromie at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 06:25:40 PDT 2006
in Documentation/nfsroot.txt, it says:
1.) Enabling nfsroot capabilities
In order to use nfsroot you have to select support for NFS during
kernel configuration. Note that NFS cannot be loaded as a module
in this case. The configuration script will then ask you whether
you want to use nfsroot, and if yes what kind of auto configuration
system you want to use. Selecting both BOOTP and RARP is safe.
WRT the 'dont build module' advice - it implies (thru omission) that
loading the module early -
via initrd, would not work. early loading would work for file-systems,
so that sweeping statement could stand some refinement.
Is there a special case here that makes nfsroot different than root on
LVM, etc ?
I find the 1st sentence slightly confusing - 1st, wouldnt the comment be
under the <root-dir> sub-topic ? As to the "/tftpboot/%s" , isnt
that wholly the
business of the tftpd server ? (and not controllable by the client).
Besides, do folks really mount nfsroot clients onto /tftpboot ?
Seems a conflation of 2 separate things
In any case, with the advent of klibc, the above could probably stand
If we hash them out here, and I understand them sufficiently, I'll prep
and we successively refine it.
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