[ipxe-devel] select a specific interface during initialization?

Andy Medynets andy.medynets at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:25:17 BST 2014


9/16/2014 gene.cumm at gmail.com wrote:
GC> On Sep 15, 2014 8:39 PM, "Andy Medynets" <andy.medynets at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi list,
>>
>> our  board  has multiple network chips: 6 x Intel 82574L and 1 x Intel
>> EG20T  pce-gbe(8086:8817,  currently not supported). Due to this, ipxe
>> spends enormously long time probing and initializing available network
>> interfaces,  which is not needed. Only one dedicated network interface
>> will be used for booting.
>> Is   there   a  way  to  [pre]select  a  single  network interface for
>> initialization and further use?
>> We're still trying to avoid patching the source code.
GC> Use your own custom embedded script.
GC> http://ipxe.org/scripting
GC> http://ipxe.org/cmd
GC> http://ipxe.org/cfg/busloc
GC> --Gene

My   understanding   that  any  scripts  get  interpreted  _after_ the
initialization/device_probing, which takes a long time. Please correct
me if I'm wrong.

Andy



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