RE: [PATCH] handle quoted module parameters

From: yiding_wang
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 14:03:54 EST

Hello Randy,

Thanks for your two responses!

Based on your patch, the format of argument will be changed from standard format before:
Used to be:
modprm1=first,ext modprm2=second,ext modprm3="third1,ext third2,ext"
where the quotation in modprm3 represents the whole string, including space, to be the value of third parameter modprm3.

Now the patch changes modprm3 to "modprm3=third1,ext third2,ext" which equivalent to putting quotation mark on normal parameter define "modprm1=first,ext". Do you think linux community will take that change?

Another question is the parameter length is not limited in 2.4.x kernel. Why this is restricted under 2.6.x. (param_set_charp())?



-----Original Message-----
From: Randy.Dunlap [mailto:rddunlap@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 8:17 PM
To: Randy.Dunlap
Cc: yiding_wang@xxxxxxxxxxx; arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;
linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; akpm
Subject: [PATCH] handle quoted module parameters

Here's a patch with better description.

Fix module parameter quote handling.
Module parameter strings (with spaces) are quoted like so:
"modprm=this test"
and not like this:
modprm="this test"

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rddunlap@xxxxxxxx>

kernel/params.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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