[ipxe-devel] Unable to boot FreeBSD with HTTPS support enabled

Brian Rak brak at gameservers.com
Thu Sep 18 20:21:41 UTC 2014

Some further information:

I'm running this inside of a KVM guest (on Linux).
I'm using this as the virtio-net option ROM (building with make 

This *might* be related to the size of the iPXE binary.  If I enable a 
bunch of features (but disable HTTPS), I see the same issue. However, if 
I disable a bunch of features and enable HTTPS (so the binary size is 
still smaller), I still run into issues.

This is completely bizarre, and I'm not really sure what else I can try.

On 9/18/2014 3:29 PM, Brian Rak wrote:
> This is a weird one..
> I recently started compiling with HTTPS support enabled.  Once I did 
> that, I was no longer able to boot FreeBSD cleanly.  If I disable 
> HTTPS support, FreeBSD boots fine again.
> I'm using this as a test:
> sanboot 
> http://mfsbsd.vx.sk/files/iso/10/amd64/mfsbsd-10.0-RELEASE-amd64.iso
> With HTTPS enabled, this will hang on the bootloader prompt (it should 
> auto-boot after 10 seconds, it does not).  With HTTPS disabled, this 
> boots fine.
> I've checked this against 93acb5d8d0635b8f7726bd993cde4a90a6b1d723 
> (super-old, but known good booting FreeBSD) and 
> 0df7ce96416872931fc7fd3d90dc5781944d41a9 (current HEAD).
> Is there anything I can do here?
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