[ipxe-devel] Implicit SAN+PXE?

jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 22:27:03 UTC 2010

I do, will post tomorrow for review.  It is conservative and may be better done through refactoring boot_root_path in half...

One objection I could see.  IIRC, freebsd is a case where the pxe payload will interpret root_path for nfs root and ipxe trying to interpret could be odd..

On Nov 11, 2010 4:20 PM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote: 

On Thursday 11 Nov 2010 19:38:23 Jarrod Johnson wrote:

> I mentioned this before and wrote a patch against the 'old' block code to

> implicitly set up iBFT even if 'filename' were specified.  The rework makes

> the patch much more simpler since someone else has split up the whole

> hook/describe/boot flow nicely.


> So, why not san_hook and san_describe before calling

> boot_next_server_and_filename if root path parses in autoboot.c?

Sounds good to me.  I can imagine that making Windows direct-to-SAN 

installations much easier; you could hook the SAN target and then boot 

straight into WinPE over the network, without having to rely on exiting from 

iPXE and falling back to some other WinPE boot media.

Do you already have a patch for this against the current codebase?


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