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SubjectRe: [syslinux] Re: THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit
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On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 15:07 -0700, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 03:01:57PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> > Maybe not. Another option would simply be to bump it up
> > significantly (2x isn't really that much.) 4096, maybe.
>
> I wonder if we're not at the point where we need something different
> to what we have now. The concept of a command-line works for passing
> simple state but for more complex things it's too cumbersome.

Well, for things that don't have to be done while the kernel is loading,
it's entirely possible to do more complex things in initramfs. Form a
second image that's got a config file in it, and make the initramfs's
init set things up based on that.

But obviously that only works for things that are tweakable from
userland.
--
Peter

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