[ipxe-devel] Fwd: [gPXE-devel] [PATCH]: dhcp: Don't ignore duplicate offers when the dups differ by PXE options presence

Joshua Oreman oremanj at rwcr.net
Wed Nov 3 18:03:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 Nov 2010 17:26:35 Joshua Oreman wrote:
>> This may be a better way of fixing the regression that was previously
>> fixed by reverting the DHCP changes in question.
> Could you explain to me what the benefit is of the "gather-multiple offers"
> approach?  Part of the reason why I chose to revert those changes is that I
> didn't really understand the motivation for them.  (I wouldn't have reverted
> them for that reason alone, but combined with the fact that two breakages
> could be git-bisected to that patch series, it seemed like the best option at
> the time.)
> I'm happy to accept that your way could be better, but I need to understand it
> first.

The benefit is in compatibility with Intel PXE, which acts similarly.
I'm not incredibly attached to the approach, I just wanted to point
out that this patch might fix the problems with it if we consider
supporting the same broken setups Intel PXE supports to be a desirable


> Michael

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