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RE: Time to fork the netboot code?

From: Gregg C Levine
Subject: RE: Time to fork the netboot code?
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 18:43:57 -0400

Hello from Gregg C Levine normally with Jedi Knight Computers
Well I am. I have studied the Etherboot drivers, and I feel that they
are a kludge. Why they work as they do, is beyond me. This computer
has a 3c90x card, and support for it, outside of the drivers written
by the team at Scyld, is lacking. Can you send them to me, as a Linux
zipped type file? Or the usual tar gzipped file format will do. Thanks
Gregg C Levine mailto:address@hidden
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden Behalf Of
> Chip Salzenberg
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 9:23 PM
> To: Thierry Laronde
> Cc: Thomas Schweikle; address@hidden
> Subject: Time to fork the netboot code?
> According to Thierry Laronde:
> > The problem with the effective code is that this is the
> first valid entry
> > for a detected card that is taken for booting and
> initialized. One has to
> > rearrange the order of the entries to solve the problem.
> FYI, I have patches for netboot/config.c and the eepro100 and 3c90x
> drivers to skip NICs where link is not detected.
> Sadly, though I've tried to share this code, nobody wants it.  The
> Netboot project doesn't care about such a feature, since netboot's
> code is designed to be flashed into NIC ROMs; and if you
> can do that,
> then you obviously are going to plug your cable into the
> NIC with the
> special ROM, so searching is unimportant.  Meanwhile, the
> GRUB project
> doesn't want to keep modified versions of files that come from the
> Netboot project.
> Result: Nobody else gets my neat feature.  *sigh*
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