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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] rootfstype boot argument
    actually, I did the rootfstype thing (and /proc/config but different
    from Peter's) too, ages ago :)

    and it is nicer to call it rootfs than rootfstype, because:

    a) compatible with SVR4

    b) most people are running hacked versions of LILO shipped with major
    distributions (Red Hat, SuSE etc) which have a limit of 79 bytes per
    command line. One can overcome this limit with my BCP thing but only a
    handful of people actually use it.


    On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Guest section DW wrote:

    > On Sun, Feb 27, 2000 at 05:23:36PM -0700, Peter J. Braam wrote:
    > > boot: linux rootfstype=InterMezzo
    > Good!
    > [Four years ago I submitted a patch for the same boot parameter:
    > + * Added rootfstype= option: autodetection is unreliable, aeb, 960416
    > Mount with autodetection is sometimes unreliable; people who need
    > absolutely reliable operation use mount -t. But at boot time the
    > kernel just guesses - very un-Unix-like.]
    > Andries
    > -----
    > 2:34am up 1111 days, 15:23, 11 users, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

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