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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit

    Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
    > 1. Why don't you put this variable at config, and allow the user to
    > specify the length during configuration? I have a patch that does just
    > that.

    If you'd post it, it would probably get more attention :)

    > 2. THE MOST IMPORTANT task is to update the documentation at
    > i386/boot.txt so that it will state that boot protocol 2.02+ field
    > cmd_line_ptr should not be truncated and can be up to 4K bytes.
    > Also fix "The kernel command line is null-terminated string up to 255
    > characters long,..." this is good for the old boot protocol, but not
    > for the 2.02+ protocol.
    > Without this fix the bootloaders (Lilo, Grub) will not fix their
    > code... So that users will still will not be able to use > 256 command
    > line.

    syslinux >=3.09 supports 512 chars.


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