[openib-general] DHCP over infiniband
peter at pantasys.com
Fri Sep 23 13:29:27 PDT 2005
Hal Rosenstock wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 14:38, Peter Buckingham wrote:
>>Hal Rosenstock wrote:
>>>The DHCP client in the kernel does not support IPoIB. You need to
>>>ifconfig the interfaces as you are doing. There were modifications to
>>>the ISC DHCP client and server for IPoIB posted a long time ago on the
>>>list but that would need dusting off again to make it work again. I'm
>>>not sure if that is of interest.
>>we tested these patches recently and they still seem to work fine (we
>>didn't port them to the latest DHCP though). it should be possible to
>>use this client in an initrd or initramfs.
> Is it worth dusting them off, updating to the latest ISC version, and
> getting them into the ISC release ?
It'd be good to get it into an ISC release. At the moment we're doing
the configuration in a different way (passing parameters on the command
line). For booting I'd eventually like to get support into the klibc
tools, but maybe we'll tackle that at some later point in time.
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