bootpc_call() times out

Till Straumann strauman at
Fri Feb 12 15:51:40 UTC 2010


I see that on 2008/05/01 you committed changes (authored by folks at, it seems)
that let bootpc_call() terminate if no server can be contacted for some 

This is different from pre 4.9 behavior which would keep on trying forever
until a server replied.

What was the rationale for this (AFAIK undocumented) change ?

IMO the old 'forever' loop made more sense.

-- Till

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