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Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] setup.c: use early_param() for early command line parsing
From: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 23:25:51 +0900 (JST)
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On Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:21:22 +0200, Franck Bui-Huu <> 
> > 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 ?

While the kernel command line is very limited resource (only 256
chars), I prefer a single short option to specify initrd range, if

But nothing wrong with rd_start and rd_size, and it seems there are
some boot loader expected them already, so removing them would not be
good (especially without some grace period).

I don't care if there were two way to specify initrd range.  It would
be somewhat redundant, but that is usual on "Backword compatibility"
issue, isn't it?  ;-)

Atsushi Nemoto

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