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

To: Franck <vagabon.xyz@gmail.com>, franck.bui-huu@innova-card.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] setup.c: use early_param() for early command line parsing
From: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 12:12:53 +0100
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Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
[snip]
> >>> It also is IMHO a bad idea to overload the
> >>> semantics of initrd= with both file names and memory locations.
> >> I wasn't aware of any file name usages. Can you give a pointer ?
> > 
> > Documentation/initrd.txt
> > Documentation/filesystems/ramfs-rootfs-initramfs.txt
> > 
> 
> I was asking for pointers on MIPS bootloaders which use
> initrd=/path/to/initrd...

AFAIR arcboot does.

> Anyways, you're talking about specific bootloader's parameters,
> aren't you ? I don't know any MIPS bootloaders, but I wouldn't 
> expect them to pass their own parameters to the kernel, that 
> would be surprising...
>
> What are you suggesting ? kernel_initrd ?
> 
> BTW, what do you think about rd_start/rd_size names ?

Is there a good reason to change it?


Thiemo

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