[ipxe-devel] [PATCH v2] ipxe: Allow config option to disable banner at ROM init

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Mon Mar 3 13:14:28 UTC 2014

On 25/02/14 23:33, Alex Williamson wrote:
> iPXE currently prints the "Press Ctrl-B to configure" banner twice,
> once when the ROM is first called for initialization and again when we
> attempt to boot from the ROM.  The problem this introduces is that it
> slows boot, especially when the NIC is not the primary boot device.
> Tools like libguestfs make use of QEMU VMs for performing maintenance
> on disk images and may make use of NICs in the VM for network support.
> If iPXE introduces a static init-time delay, that directly translates
> to increased runtime for the tools.  We do however still want to allow
> iPXE interaction at the point where we try to boot from the NIC.  This
> change allows downstream distributions to modify or disable either
> timeout for their particular needs.

Applied (with cosmetic changes), thanks:



More information about the ipxe-devel mailing list