[klibc] Request: Infiniband Support in ipconfig
wesbrown18 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 12:26:24 PDT 2012
When attempting to boot a system using Infiniband interfaces, ipconfig does not recognize Infiniband NICs as having valid MAC addresses, so they are silently ignored. As I would like to be able to netboot using Infiniband, I have patched ipconfig to support Infiniband interfaces.
Fortunately, it's a pretty simple and straightforward patch. Below is the patch for your consideration.
--- usr/kinit/ipconfig/netdev.c 2012-07-31 15:13:12.744747261 -0400
+++ usr/kinit/ipconfig/netdev-ib.c 2012-07-31 15:16:26.468087750 -0400
@@ -220,6 +220,9 @@
dev->hwlen = 0;
+ case ARPHRD_INFINIBAND:
+ dev->hwlen = 20;
As you can see, it simply returns the proper length of the IB interface's MAC address.
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