Re: User/kernelspace stuff to set/get kernel variables

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 11:07:14 EST

On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, DevilKin wrote:

> Hello
> I've been looking on the web, and couldn't really find what i would want...
> Basically: is it possible to - one way or another - set variables at kernel boot and read those using userspace utilities?
> for instance: i boot my kernel (using any old bootmanager that accepts kernel params)
> LILO: linux network=dhcp

Is this what you want?

`cat /proc/cmdline`

Dick Johnson

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