[arch-dev-public] dropping mkinitcpio-nfs-utils

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Mon Jul 4 18:22:30 UTC 2016

Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> on Mon, 2016/07/04 13:16:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to drop mkinitcpio-nfs-utils from the repos. I suspect (but
> would be happy to be proven wrong) that nobody uses this package. It's
> based on code extracted from klibc which, while still a somewhat active
> project, is lacking sorely in features in the network stack and NFS
> itself (supporting only nfs3).
> If someone were interested in reviving this in the future, I'd suspect
> that it would be best to start from the ground up with a systemd-based
> initramfs, using nfs-utils and systemd-networkd. The best part of this
> deal would be that someone who actually uses this setup would then be
> maintaining the code!
> Any objections?

Yes... :-p

We use ipconfig for network configuration in initramfs, which is needed for
PXE boot - even for non-nfs setups.
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Best regards             my address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*    Chris            cc -ox -xc - && ./x    */b/42*2-3)*42);}
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