Re: [PATCH] Re: THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit

From: Georg Lippold
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 08:58:27 EST


Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> 1. Why don't you put this variable at config, and allow the user to
> specify the length during configuration? I have a patch that does just
> that.

If you'd post it, it would probably get more attention :)

> 2. THE MOST IMPORTANT task is to update the documentation at
> i386/boot.txt so that it will state that boot protocol 2.02+ field
> cmd_line_ptr should not be truncated and can be up to 4K bytes.
> Also fix "The kernel command line is null-terminated string up to 255
> characters long,..." this is good for the old boot protocol, but not
> for the 2.02+ protocol.
> Without this fix the bootloaders (Lilo, Grub) will not fix their
> code... So that users will still will not be able to use > 256 command
> line.

syslinux >=3.09 supports 512 chars.


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