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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/34] x86: Allow to override the ROOT_DEV variable
On 12.4.2011 07:01, Paul Bolle wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 17:08 +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
>> Subject: [PATCH] x86: Do not set the rood_dev field in bzImage
[...]
> I'm not familiar with the rdev command. I assume it allows one to
> manipulate the two rootdev bytes in a kernel image.

Yes.


> Anyhow, shouldn't
> the above patch be complemented with something like the following?
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/tools/build.c b/arch/x86/boot/tools/build.c
> index ee3a4ea..fdc60a0 100644

That makes sense. Will you send it as a proper patch or should I fold it
into my patch?

Michal

> --- a/arch/x86/boot/tools/build.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/boot/tools/build.c
> @@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ static void die(const char * str, ...)
>
> static void usage(void)
> {
> - die("Usage: build setup system [rootdev] [> image]");
> + die("Usage: build setup system [> image]");
> }
>
> int main(int argc, char ** argv)
> @@ -138,39 +138,14 @@ int main(int argc, char ** argv)
> unsigned int i, sz, setup_sectors;
> int c;
> u32 sys_size;
> - u8 major_root, minor_root;
> struct stat sb;
> FILE *file;
> int fd;
> void *kernel;
> u32 crc = 0xffffffffUL;
>
> - if ((argc< 3) || (argc> 4))
> + if (argc != 3)
> usage();
> - if (argc> 3) {
> - if (!strcmp(argv[3], "CURRENT")) {
> - if (stat("/",&sb)) {
> - perror("/");
> - die("Couldn't stat /");
> - }
> - major_root = major(sb.st_dev);
> - minor_root = minor(sb.st_dev);
> - } else if (strcmp(argv[3], "FLOPPY")) {
> - if (stat(argv[3],&sb)) {
> - perror(argv[3]);
> - die("Couldn't stat root device.");
> - }
> - major_root = major(sb.st_rdev);
> - minor_root = minor(sb.st_rdev);
> - } else {
> - major_root = 0;
> - minor_root = 0;
> - }
> - } else {
> - major_root = DEFAULT_MAJOR_ROOT;
> - minor_root = DEFAULT_MINOR_ROOT;
> - }
> - fprintf(stderr, "Root device is (%d, %d)\n", major_root, minor_root);
>
> /* Copy the setup code */
> file = fopen(argv[1], "r");
> @@ -193,8 +168,8 @@ int main(int argc, char ** argv)
> memset(buf+c, 0, i-c);
>
> /* Set the default root device */
> - buf[508] = minor_root;
> - buf[509] = major_root;
> + buf[508] = DEFAULT_MINOR_ROOT;
> + buf[509] = DEFAULT_MAJOR_ROOT;
>
> fprintf(stderr, "Setup is %d bytes (padded to %d bytes).\n", c, i);
>
>
>



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