Commit 31fac7fb authored by Russ Fish's avatar Russ Fish

Chopped out explanation text about slothd and the XP boot process into the...

Chopped out explanation text about slothd and the XP boot process into the knowledge base.  Add refs to them here.
parent 4b649d8e
...@@ -248,7 +248,8 @@ NetbiosOptions=2 </a>) and <i>DNS auto-registration</i> (<a ...@@ -248,7 +248,8 @@ NetbiosOptions=2 </a>) and <i>DNS auto-registration</i> (<a
href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q246804"> href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q246804">
DisableDynamicUpdate=1 </a>) are disabled to allow network <a DisableDynamicUpdate=1 </a>) are disabled to allow network <a
href="../docwrapper.php3?docname=swapping.html#idleness"> idle detection </a> href="../docwrapper.php3?docname=swapping.html#idleness"> idle detection </a>
by the <code>slothd</code> service. <i>TCP/IP address autoconfiguration</i> by the <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=slothd_details">
<code>slothd</code></a> service. <i>TCP/IP address autoconfiguration</i>
is disabled (<a is disabled (<a
href="http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/regentry/58861.asp"> href="http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/regentry/58861.asp">
IPAutoconfigurationEnabled=0 </a>) so that unswitched interfaces like the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled=0 </a>) so that unswitched interfaces like the
...@@ -392,12 +393,13 @@ fails, by default it results in a <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=swapping"> ...@@ -392,12 +393,13 @@ fails, by default it results in a <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=swapping">
swap-in</a> or <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=swapmod"> swapmod</a> swap-in</a> or <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=swapmod"> swapmod</a>
failure. <p> failure. <p>
<a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=XP_boot">
At boot time, the EmulabStartup service on Windows XP runs the At boot time, the EmulabStartup service on Windows XP runs the
<code>/usr/local/etc/emulab/rc/rc.bootsetup</code> script, logging output to <code>/usr/local/etc/emulab/rc/rc.bootsetup</code> script, logging output to
<code>/var/log/bootsetup.log</code>. If you're having swap-in problems and <code>/var/log/bootsetup.log</code>.</a> If you're having swap-in problems and
rc.bootsetup doesn't finish sending <code>ISUP</code> to Emulab within 10 rc.bootsetup doesn't finish sending <code>ISUP</code> to Emulab within 10
minutes, the node will be rebooted. After a couple of reboot cycles without a minutes, the node will be rebooted. After a couple of reboot cycles without a
<code>ISUP</code>, Emulab gives up on the node. <p> <code>ISUP</code>, Emulab gives up on the node.<p>
You can cause these boot-time problems to be nonfatal by adding this line to You can cause these boot-time problems to be nonfatal by adding this line to
your <a href="../tutorial/docwrapper.php3?docname=nscommands.html"> ns file your <a href="../tutorial/docwrapper.php3?docname=nscommands.html"> ns file
...@@ -641,7 +643,8 @@ files. (See <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block"> ...@@ -641,7 +643,8 @@ files. (See <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block">
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block</a>.) <p> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block</a>.) <p>
In Emulab, we normally disable NetBT on experiment nodes, because it chatters In Emulab, we normally disable NetBT on experiment nodes, because it chatters
and messes up slothd network idle detection, and is not needed for the usual and messes up <a href="../kb-show.php3?xref_tag=slothd_details">
<code>slothd</code></a> network idle detection, and is not needed for the usual
SMB mounts of <code>/users</code>, <code>/proj</code>, and <code>/share</code> SMB mounts of <code>/users</code>, <code>/proj</code>, and <code>/share</code>
dirs, which are served from a Samba service on <b>fs</b>. <p> dirs, which are served from a Samba service on <b>fs</b>. <p>
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