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SubjectRe: 2.6.5-rc3-mm1 - parse_early_options broken
On Tuesday March 30, akpm@osdl.org wrote:
>
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.5-rc3/2.6.5-rc3-mm1/
>
> - Dropped the tty locking fix. As predicted, it deadlocked. I also
> reverted the patch from bk-driver-core.patch which is causing this race to
> trigger more frequently.
>
> - Added the rest of Ingo's recent CPU scheduler work. This is for people
> to compare with 2.6.5-rc2-mm5.

I tried 2.6.5-rc3-mm1 with a lilo.conf which had:
append="earlyprintk=vga acpi=off"

It booted all the way to trying to mount the root filesystem (which is
on /dev/sda1) and complained something about

801earlyprintk=vga

being a bad device name. It looks like the ' ' before earlyprintk has
been swallowed.
(lilo would have made a command line of
auto BOOT_IMAGE=5 ro root=801 earlyprintk=vga acpi=off
)

I tried again with
append="earlyprintk=vga acpi=off root=08:01"
and it worked fine.

I hunted around and found parse_early_options and commented out

if (to != *cmdline_p)
to -= 1;
one the basis that it look suspicious, and as "to" is never (as far as
I can see) going to have the same value as *cmdline_p.

With this change, it boots nicely with the original append= line.

(The broken-out patch has a comment, but no "From:" line so I wasn't
sure who really should be told....)
NeilBrown

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