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Re: [lwip-users] Minimum for TFTP client

From: Madhusudan Bhat
Subject: Re: [lwip-users] Minimum for TFTP client
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:52:52 +0530

Is there built in tftpclient in the lwip? or you are writing tftpclient or integrating tftp client code using raw API given? I think dhcp code is part of the core, but tftp is not there right?

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Simon Goldschmidt <address@hidden> wrote:

"Mathias Zenger" wrote:
> I would like to write an ethernet boot loader for my embedded system. A
> small TFTP client shall be part of the bootloader. The client shall be
> based
> on the raw API (code size is critical). Can somebody explain me which bare
> parts from lwIP (or perhaps uIP) I shall use to get a basic TFTP
> communication working? I guess I would need ARP, IP and UDP (but which
> files?). Would be great if somebody even could provide a functional
> example.

I would recommend to compile all files and use lwipopts.h to strip down code size (most of the files are then automatically left out through #if's).

Then, copy opt.h and define everything to 0 you don't need. I think there are some recommendations regarding size in the lwip wiki.
You should set NO_SYS to 1 (unless there's an OS in your bootloader), and you can at least turn off (LWIP_-) TCP, ICMP, IP_FRAG/_REASS, RAW, NETCONN and SOCKET. Regarding RAM usage (not code size), you will want to configure the MEM/MEMP settings as low as possible, although you need to tweak this after your application is finished.

Oh, and I guess you'd nee DHCP, too, for your client to get an IP address. The current code doesn't allow it, but I have a change in preparation that parses the bootloader file returned by the DHCP server.

And last but not least, I'd greatly appreciate if you could share the code with us: I'd like to add such a boot-client to the dhcp client code...

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