[Buildroot] [PATCH v4] Allow a single DHCP configuration via the system configuration submenu

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Sun Feb 15 20:12:34 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Kenton <skenton at ou.edu> writes:

 >>>> +config BR2_SIMPLE_DHCP
 >>> We're not completely consist with this, but the new system options
 >>> are
 >>> called BR2_SYSTEM_*, so I've renamed to the option.
 > On this topic, what about the following idea?

 > If the interface name is blank do not perform DHCP as currently
 > If the interface name is "*" then run something like this script
 > to automatically find and use the first network interface for DHCP
 > I'd like to be able to use the same BR config on slightly different
 > boards that may sometimes have different network interface names/orders
 > The kernel handles that OK with modules so maybe buildroot could to?

So those boards have network interfaces not using eth%d names? That
sounds pretty uncommon to me. Another approach would simply be add an
init script to rename those to eth0 with nameif.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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