Allow x86 to support a built-in kernel command line.  The built-in
command line can override the one provided by the boot loader, for
those cases where the boot loader is broken or it is difficult
to change the command line in the the boot loader.

Signed-off-by: Tim Bird <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 arch/x86/Kconfig        |   45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c |   16 ++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 61 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> Best would be to make it really apparent in the code that nothing
>> changes if this config option is not set. Preferably there should be
>> no extra code at all in that case.
> I would like to see this:
[...Nested ifdefs...]

OK. This version changes absolutely nothing if CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL is not
set (the default).  Also, no space is appended even when CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL
is set, but the builtin string is empty.  This is less sloppy all the way
around, IMHO.

Note that I use the same option names as on other arches for
this feature.

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index 3d0f2b6..f7bbbd7 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -1393,6 +1393,51 @@ config COMPAT_VDSO

          If unsure, say Y.

+       bool "Built-in kernel command line"
+       default n
+       help
+         Allow for specifying boot arguments to the kernel at
+         build time.  On some systems (e.g. embedded ones), it is
+         necessary or convenient to provide some or all of the
+         kernel boot arguments with the kernel itself (that is,
+         to not rely on the boot loader to provide them.)
+         To compile command line arguments into the kernel,
+         set this option to 'Y', then fill in the
+         the boot arguments in CONFIG_CMDLINE.
+         Systems with fully functional boot loaders (i.e. non-embedded)
+         should leave this option set to 'N'.
+config CMDLINE
+       string "Built-in kernel command string"
+       depends on CMDLINE_BOOL
+       default ""
+       help
+         Enter arguments here that should be compiled into the kernel
+         image and used at boot time.  If the boot loader provides a
+         command line at boot time, it is appended to this string to
+         form the full kernel command line, when the system boots.
+         However, you can use the CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE option to
+         change this behavior.
+         In most cases, the command line (whether built-in or provided
+         by the boot loader) should specify the device for the root
+         file system.
+       bool "Built-in command line overrides boot loader arguments"
+       default n
+       depends on CMDLINE_BOOL
+       help
+         Set this option to 'Y' to have the kernel ignore the boot loader
+         command line, and use ONLY the built-in command line.
+         This is used to work around broken boot loaders.  This should
+         be set to 'N' under normal conditions.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
index 2d88858..492610c 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
@@ -223,6 +223,9 @@ unsigned long saved_video_mode;
 #define RAMDISK_LOAD_FLAG              0x4000

 static char __initdata command_line[COMMAND_LINE_SIZE];
+static char __initdata builtin_cmdline[COMMAND_LINE_SIZE] = CONFIG_CMDLINE;

 #if defined(CONFIG_EDD) || defined(CONFIG_EDD_MODULE)
 struct edd edd;
@@ -665,6 +668,19 @@ void __init setup_arch(char **cmdline_p)
        bss_resource.start = virt_to_phys(&__bss_start);
        bss_resource.end = virt_to_phys(&__bss_stop)-1;

+       strlcpy(boot_command_line, builtin_cmdline, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
+       if (builtin_cmdline[0]) {
+               /* append boot loader cmdline to builtin */
+               strlcat(builtin_cmdline, " ", COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
+               strlcat(builtin_cmdline, boot_command_line, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
+               strlcpy(boot_command_line, builtin_cmdline, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
+       }
        strlcpy(command_line, boot_command_line, COMMAND_LINE_SIZE);
        *cmdline_p = command_line;


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