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Re: [PATCH 6/6] setup.c: use early_param() for early command line parsin

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] setup.c: use early_param() for early command line parsing
From: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:21:22 +0200
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Hi Atsushi,

Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 16:00:30 +0200, Franck Bui-Huu <> 
> wrote:
>>>> NOTE ! This patch also changes the initrd semantic. Old code
>>>> was expecting "rd_start=xxx rd_size=xxx" which uses two
>>>> parameters. Now the code expects "initrd=xxx@yyy" which is
>>>> really simpler to parse and to use. No default config files
>>>> use these parameters anyways but not sure for bootloader's
>>>> users...
>>> This code is there precisely because most mips bootloaders use
>>> rd_start/rd_size.
>> OK, I guess we have to stick with this weird semantic...
> Maybe you can add something like "initrdmem=xxx@yyy", keeping
> "rd_start" and "rd_size" for the backward compatibility.  Just a
> thought.

Well that what I was planning when writing this patch but I didn't.
I think that we will end up with two different semantics and the
old one never replaced by the new one... Except if we mark them as
deprecated by showing a warning at boot. What do you think ?


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