[arch-releng] dhcp in archiso_pxe_* (WAS: [RFC] [archiso] Use a pure systemd enviroment)

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 22 15:51:43 EDT 2012

Am 22.08.2012 21:29, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> 2) Instead, we should
>>    * run a real dhcp client in initramfs
>>    * kill it at the end (make it not give away the lease), copy over the
>> lease to the real system (or even leave dhcpcd running)
>> This would force us to ask for DHCP more often, but would guarantee that
>> we have a consistent IP in initramfs and after. It doesn't matter if the
>> IP during PXE and during initramfs differ (which is still unlikely to
>> happen).
> If leave it running should notify to systemd that there dhcpcd service
> is already running.
> PS: Anyway for now, I leave copytoram=y for NBD/NFS (remember that
> copytoram only copies needed *.sfs, in other works booting in x86_64
> does not copies "i686.sfs")

Beware that downloading the files may take longer than the lease time of
the network. For example, it is not uncommon to have 15 minute lease
times, and downloading files in less than 15 minutes needs > 3MBit/s

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