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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2006-07-13 23:07:28 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2006-07-13 23:07:28 -0700
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Document PXELINUX timeout fixsyslinux-3.20-pre10
-rw-r--r--NEWS2
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diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 58e91cdb..1aa3557c 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ Changes in 3.20:
* mboot.c32 bug fixes.
* Remove 8 MB kernel size restriction.
* Add "klibc" target for building unix/syslinux with klcc.
+ * PXELINUX: Fail (and eventually reboot) if no configuration
+ file was found.
Changes in 3.11:
* MEMDISK: Fix bug by which accessing the real floppy disk
diff --git a/pxelinux.doc b/pxelinux.doc
index ee1fbeda..c029ed5d 100644
--- a/pxelinux.doc
+++ b/pxelinux.doc
@@ -76,6 +76,11 @@ Note that all filename references are relative to the directory
pxelinux.0 lives in. PXELINUX generally requires that filenames
(including any relative path) are 127 characters or shorter in length.
+Starting in release 3.20, PXELINUX will no longer apply a built-in
+default if it cannot find any configuration file at all; instead it
+will reboot after the timeout interval has expired. This keeps a
+machine from getting stuck indefinitely due to a boot server failure.
+
PXELINUX does not support MTFTP, and I have no immediate plans of
doing so. It is of course possible to use MTFTP for the initial boot,
if you have such a setup. MTFTP server setup is beyond the scope of