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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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