Re: LILO and serial speeds over 9600

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 18:19:15 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > This is true, but one thing I'd really like to have is controlled buffer
> > overrun, which TCP *doesn't* have. I really think an ad hoc UDP protocol
> > (I've already begun sketching on the details) is more appropriate in this
> > particular case.
> Explain 'controlled buffer overrun'. BTW if you make it UDP please include
> something like SHA hash or tea hash and shared secret

I *REALLY* don't know if that is reasonable; it may have to fall into the
category of "supported but not required". Requiring an SHA hash in a
small bootstrap loader may not exactly be a reasonable expectation!
However, I think the protocol is inherently going to be asymmetric, with
as much as possible unloaded.


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