[ipxe-devel] (no subject)

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Sat Apr 23 21:11:16 UTC 2016

On 05.04.2016 19:06, Gerardo Richarte wrote:
> On 04.04.2016 Robin wrote:
>> On 02.04.2016 00:13, Gerardo Richarte wrote:
>>> Hi, I've added a new command, ifwait.
>>> This is the script where I use it:
>>> ifwait net1 ||
>>> echo Trying to boot from net1
>>> set net1/ip ||
>>> ifopen net1 ||
>>> chain -t 2000 ||
>>> ifclose net1 ||
>> Why don't you just switch the ifopen net1 and set net1/ip lines
>> around? That should ensure that ifopen takes care of initializing your
>> network interface properly and it is usable when you do the chain.
> Hi Robin, I appreciate the idea, an dtried it before and now again. In
> my computer ifopen finishes without properly initializing the
> interface, and then everything else fails. I have a switch connected
> to the board, and I see the LED takes like 10 seconds to turn on. On
> the other hand, ifwait properly waits until the LED is on (and the
> interface is initialized)
> If this is not the expected behaviour then may there's some sort of
> incompatibility between this board and ifopen?

You should try to go through the testst on ipxe.org/dev/driver to see if
your NIC passes all the tests. To me it seems like there might be an
issue without link detection. To me it seems like ifopen returns before
the interface is ready to receive traffic.

If you're using a Cisco switch I believe you need to enable portfast to
avoid the issue (if that is the issue and not something else). On other
switches I'm not sure what it's called.

-- Robin

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