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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] pypxeboot bootloader

Tim Deegan wrote:
At 16:36 +0000 on 08 Feb (1170952573), Stephen Childs wrote:
I've attached a fresh patch that addresses this and the other issues you raised, Tim.

Thanks.  That looks much better -- I think we should use mkstemp for the
config files too, if possible.

OK I will try and have a look at that (or you're welcome to!)

Is udhcp still actively maintained?  I wonder if we can get the
mac-address patch in upstream; otherwise we might have to bring the client source into our tree.

I've had no response to a patch I submitted and the last release was in 2002 so maybe we will have to do that for now.

The other option (and it may end up being necesary to address Ian's
point about physical NICs) would be to steal the guest's vif for the
dhcp'ing, since we know the guest won't be using it yet.  I haven't
looked in detail at the plumbing of that, though.

That sounds like a better solution in the long-term. Hopefully the existing approach already provides enough functionality to be useful to people in the short-term though.

Dr. Stephen Childs,
Research Fellow, EGEE Project,    phone:                    +353-1-8961797
Computer Architecture Group,      email:        Stephen.Childs @ cs.tcd.ie
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland   web: http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Stephen.Childs

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