BOOTP and MVME5500

Kate Feng feng1 at
Wed Feb 11 17:32:46 UTC 2009

As per discussion with Robert, it was because the NIC on his boot host is
100 MHz. I fixed this bug for the mvme5500-1GHz in 4.8.0 release as well.
Thanks for being patient in waiting for the  4.9.1 release.


Robert Varner wrote:
> I recently upgraded to 4.9.1 and discovered that my MVME5500 would no
> longer BOOTP.  After some research, I discovered that the "bsp.h" file
> had been set to choose the Gigabit ethernet interface, a change
> from the earlier version I was using (4.7).  However, even after
> I changed connections, the module still fails to hear the BOOTP response
> from my server.  If I modify "bsp.h" to select the 10/100 ethernet
> interface on the MVME5500, it can successfully BOOTP.
> Can anyone suggest what I should do to successfully use the Gigabit
> ethernet interface on the MVME5500 with RTEMS 4.9.1?
> Robert Varner
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