Bug#550429: Re: Bug#550429: add BOOTP kernel options for NFS Root support
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 08:58:23AM +0100, Petr Salinger wrote:
> I just built kfreebsd-8 from current SVN with those options.
> As a result, the kernel tried to get IP address during boot
> via DHCP indefinitely. Luckily kernel.old pointing to kfreebsd-7
> does not contain these options ...
> FWIW, I have the old FreeBSD bootloader, not grub2.
i can confirm this behavior with kfreebsd 7.2-10 using grub2 as well.
hrm. i had made the awful assumption that it would respect the boot arguments
that determine what root device to use like linux does...
> So we need such set of options, which builds DHCP/root NFS
> into kernel, but does not use DHCP/root NFS as a default.
hopefully there's some combination of options that allows for the possibility
of choosing weather to use disked or NFS root at boot.
this should *definitely* be reverted until better options are determined.