On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 15:48 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote: > Tim Bird wrote: > > > > One difficulty is that the other arches' command lines > > are not currently "broken", so there's no real incentive > > to change them. > > > > The only thing novel thing I'm adding here is the addition of > > the leading '!' to allow for an override. This is needed > > in some x86 cases I'm familiar with, but I've haven't seen > > any cases where it would be useful for other arches. > > (not to say they don't exist - I just haven't seen them.) > > > > Note that it could just as easily be done with a CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE > option, since the initial reason for a magic character was to be able to > provide both prefix and suffix splicing.
You're right, I had forgotten about the suffix splicing and my brain is a bit foggy on what motivated it. > CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE is probably more palatable to other architectures. Yes, though I doubt we're in danger of introducing any real backwards compatibility issues with the magic '!' at the beginning. -- Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-embedded" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html