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SubjectRe: THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit
On 9/1/05, Chris Wedgwood <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 12:12:00AM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > b) add a new boot option telling the kernel the name of some file in
> > initrd or similar from which to load additional options.
> a file in initrd isn't a good choice; as the initrd is generally a fix
> image
> the point is some bootloaders might want to pass quite a bit of state
> to the kernel at times (i actually have this for a mip32 target where
> i construct a table and pass a pointer to that in, a tad icky but for
> lack of options)
Well, it wouldn't have to be initrd specifically. Generally what's
needed is *some* way to tell the kernel "please read more options from
location <foo>". The interresting bit is what <foo>'s supposed to be.

Jesper Juhl <>
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