Re: LILO and serial speeds over 9600

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 17:50:04 EST

> It's not a huge undertaking, I know, but UDP will probably still be
> a bit simpler. Turn the question around: would using TCP bring any real
> benefits, in a system which will only be used to shift a few kb each boot
> time?

Im not convinced it will be any smaller by the time your UDP code has dealt
with retransmits, out of order acks, and backoff.

> for the kernel-side code: once you have a fully-fledged IP stack, why not
> use it. There's no reason the server couldn't support both, and machines
> would just use whichever was more appropriate at the time.

The IP layer is easy. Thats about 30 lines of code for a minimal IP. You'll
need more code to implement ARP, which you will require

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