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SubjectRe: [PATCH] THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit (ping)
Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> The last time I tried this on x86-64 lilo on systems that used EDD broke.
> EDD uses part of the bootup page too. So most likely it's not that simple.
>
> And please don't shout your subjects.
>

On i386, the command line is never stored in the bootup page; only a
pointer to it is. The copying is done straight into the
saved_command_line buffer in the kernel BSS (head.S lines 79-104).

x86-64 does the same thing, but in C code (head64.c lines 45-56.) Thus,
if you had a problem with LILO, I suspect the problem was inside LILO
itself, and not a kernel issue.

-hpa
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