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Re: [PATCH 2/3] mips:powertv: Make kernel command line size configurable

To: Jon Fraser <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] mips:powertv: Make kernel command line size configurable (resend)
From: David VomLehn <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 11:28:37 -0700
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On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 12:44:00PM -0400, Jon Fraser wrote:
> David,
> We found huge command lines to be awkward.  In our platform support
> code, we can pass environment variables from our bootstrap (CFE) to the
> kernel.  Would something like this work for you?

I agree that large command lines are awkward. Environment variables are
the standard Linux way to pass the bulk of what we pass on the command line.
Unfortunately, the kernel team does not own the bootloader and consideration
for making the bootloader/kernel interface look like other platforms does
not appear to have a high priority. So, I'm stuck with using the command
line for everything.

> Jon


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