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SubjectRe: new dev_t printable convention and lilo

-----Original Message-----

> Andrey Borzenkov <> wrote:
> >
> > {pts/2}% cat /proc/cmdline
> > BOOT_IMAGE=260-t3smp2 ro root=345 devfs=mount
> >
> > I guess it has to use 03:45 now? Does it mean lilo has to be updated to handle
> > new convention?
> >
> I think we need to teach the parsing code to handle both styles.
> It's a bit of a screwup.

sorry for late reply.

I was wrong, the code that actually uses root= was unaffected.

It happens in name_to_dev_t:

if (strncmp(name, "/dev/", 5) != 0) {
res = (dev_t) simple_strtoul(name, &p, 16);
if (*p)
goto fail;
goto done;

it means handle-old-dev_t is meaningless and has to be removed ; and if we want people to use new format, it needs to go into name_to_dev_t.

sorry for confusion :(

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