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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rootfstype boot argument
On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> actually, I did the rootfstype thing (and /proc/config but different
> from Peter's) too, ages ago :)
>
> http://www.ocston.org/~tigran/patches/rootfs-2.3.29-p1.patch
>
> 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.

Tigran,

Tell me more and send it to me, please......
The truncation of LILO limited command lines has caused me headaches in
the past.

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy


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