Booting kernel 2.5.59 with the "-s" kernel boot parameter
doesn't get you into single-user mode like it should.
One part of the problem is Rusty's new module option and
kernel boot parameter parsing code, which changes '-' to
'_' in every string. This change is not reverted when the
string is found NOT to be a kernel option, with the result
that "_s" is passed to init instead of "-s".
Why is this s/-/_/ stuff done at all?
I suppose it's because the string is compared with
MODULE_PARAM_PREFIX, which is __stringify(KBUILD_MODNAME) ".",
and KBUILD_MODNAME is the module name after s/-/_/.
And why does KBUILD_MODNAME change the name like this?
A grep for KBUILD_MODNAME shows that it's only used in #ifdef
and __stringify(). __stringify() macro-expands its argument
before turning it to a string literal. If this is intensional,
then its a bug, since it breaks module parameters to any module
whose (munged) name also is a #define. (I was bitten by that
myself recently when adding a module param to ide-scsi.c.)
Would anything break if we made scripts/Makefile.lib set
KBUILD_MODNAME to the original module name in "", drop the
__stringify() around uses of KBUILD_MODNAME, and remove the
s/-/_/ from kernel/param.c ?
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