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

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] setup.c: use early_param() for early command line parsing
From: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 16:00:30 +0200
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Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
>> There's no point to rewrite some logic to parse command line
>> to pass initrd parameters or to declare a user memory area.
>> We could use instead parse_early_param() that does the same
>> thing.
>> 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...

> 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 ?



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