[ipxe-devel] Windows having problems parsing iBFT from recent iPXE versions?

Floris Bos bos at je-eigen-domein.nl
Sat Nov 1 10:38:12 UTC 2014

On 10/31/2014 04:56 PM, Michael Brown wrote:
> However, if the problem is caused by packets arriving during the 
> Windows driver start-up, then this fix would only make the problem 
> less likely to occur; it wouldn't eliminate it.  A random packet 
> arriving at a bad time (e.g. a totally unrelated ARP request, NetBIOS 
> name announcement, etc) could still trigger the problem.
> It would be interesting to know if you can reproduce the problem even 
> in your "fixed" build by sending frequent packets (e.g. flood pings 
> with a manually created ARP cache entry) from the iSCSI target during 
> the boot. 

Flood pinging with static ARP entry does not seem to affect installation 
(when using ipxe with patches reversed) at all.

Like virtualbox is only allergic to receiving retransmits at the wrong 
moment for some strange unknown reason.
(in the case of "resetting" the VM at the wrong time when windows has 
its long wait, shortly after reboot, while starting ipxe, it receives a 
retransmit of an iSCSI NOP command from SAN to iPXE).

Yours sincerely,

Floris Bos

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