[patch-2.4.19] add/cleanup kernel-parameters.txt

From: Randy.Dunlap (randy.dunlap@verizon.net)
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 01:11:48 EST


I began by wanting to see "mem=exactmap" listed in
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt, and then it just
grew from there.

Change summary:
 kernel-parameters.txt | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 1 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

. add IP_PNP kernel parameter category (was just "PNP")

. change occurrences of "ix86" to "IA-32" (not that I care,
  but the file says that IA-32 is for i386 family stuff)

. [ARM only] change "keep_initrd" to "keepinitrd" as used in
  source code

. add some missing kernel parameters

. add "mem=exactmap"

Patch is against 2.4.19, but 2.4.20-pre7 and same-ac don't
contain any changes to Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt.

Comments or corrections before I ask Marcelo to apply it?


--- linux-2419/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt.xmap Fri Aug 2 17:39:42 2002
+++ linux-2419/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt Fri Sep 20 22:50:22 2002
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
         HW Appropriate hardware is enabled.
         IA-32 IA-32 aka i386 architecture is enabled.
         IA-64 IA-64 architecture is enabled.
+ IP_PNP IP DCHP, BOOTP, or RARP is enabled.
         ISAPNP ISA PnP code is enabled.
         ISDN Appropriate ISDN support is enabled.
         JOY Appropriate joystick support is enabled.
@@ -251,7 +252,7 @@
         initrd= [BOOT] Specify the location of the initial ramdisk.
- ip= [PNP]
+ ip= [IP_PNP]
         isapnp= [ISAPNP] Specify RDP, reset, pci_scan and verbosity.
@@ -273,10 +274,14 @@
         kbd-reset [VT]
- keep_initrd [HW, ARM]
+ keepinitrd [HW, ARM]
         load_ramdisk= [RAM] List of ramdisks to load from floppy.
+ lockd.udpport= [NFS]
+ lockd.tcpport= [NFS]
         logi_busmouse= [HW, MOUSE]
         lp=0 [LP] Specify parallel ports to use, e.g,
@@ -313,7 +318,7 @@
         max_scsi_luns= [SCSI]
- mca-pentium [BUGS=ix86]
+ mca-pentium [BUGS=IA-32]
         mcd= [HW,CD]
@@ -327,6 +332,11 @@
         megaraid= [HW,SCSI]
+ mem=exactmap [KNL,BOOT,IA-32] enable setting of an exact
+ e820 memory map, as specified by the user.
+ Such mem=exactmap lines can be constructed
+ based on BIOS output or other requirements.
         mem=nn[KMG] [KNL,BOOT] force use of a specific amount of
                         memory; to be used when the kernel is not able
                         to see the whole system memory or for test.
@@ -359,9 +369,9 @@
         nfsroot= [NFS] nfs root filesystem for disk-less boxes.
- nmi_watchdog= [KNL,BUGS=ix86] debugging features for SMP kernels.
+ nmi_watchdog= [KNL,BUGS=IA-32] debugging features for SMP kernels.
- no387 [BUGS=ix86] Tells the kernel to use the 387 maths
+ no387 [BUGS=IA-32] Tells the kernel to use the 387 maths
                         emulation library even if a 387 maths coprocessor
                         is present.
@@ -379,7 +389,9 @@
         nohlt [BUGS=ARM]
- no-hlt [BUGS=ix86]
+ no-hlt [BUGS=IA-32] Tells the kernel that the hlt
+ instruction doesn't work correctly and not to
+ use it.
         noht [SMP,IA-32] Disables P4 Xeon(tm) HyperThreading.
@@ -396,7 +408,7 @@
         nosync [HW, M68K] Disables sync negotiation for all devices.
- notsc [BUGS=ix86] Disable Time Stamp Counter
+ notsc [BUGS=IA-32] Disable Time Stamp Counter
         nowb [ARM]
@@ -504,7 +516,7 @@
         ramdisk_start= [RAM] Starting block of RAM disk image (so you can
                         place it after the kernel image on a boot floppy).
- reboot= [BUGS=ix86]
+ reboot= [BUGS=IA-32]
         reserve= [KNL,BUGS] force the kernel to ignore some iomem area.
@@ -513,6 +525,10 @@
         ro [KNL] Mount root device read-only on boot.
         root= [KNL] root filesystem.
+ rootflags= [KNL] set root filesystem mount option string
+ rootfstype= [KNL] set root filesystem type
         rw [KNL] Mount root device read-write on boot.

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