Re: [PATCH 1/1] 2.6.14-rc3 x86: COMMAND_LINE_SIZE
From: Alon Bar-Lev
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 13:43:12 EST
Georg Lippold wrote:
H. Peter Anvin wrote on Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 08:49:04AM -0700:
I would suggest updating your patch to include x86-64 and documentation,
Just a few suggestions...
1. The old protocol must stay with 255 + null command
line... I suggest:
For boot protocol <2.02, the kernel command line is a
null-terminated string up to 255 characters long, plus the
final null. For boot protocol >=2.02 command line that is
referred by cmd_line_ptr is null-terminated string, the
kernel will truncate this string if it is too large to handle.
2. I suggest adding a new configuration to set the size of
command-line, so it won't be hard coded...
Add CONFIG_CMD_LINE_SIZE with default of 1024.
I've done this by init/Kconfig...
--- Kconfig 2005-10-10 20:16:14.000000000 +0200
+++ Kconfig.org 2005-10-10 20:14:13.000000000 +0200
@@ -77,13 +77,6 @@ config LOCALVERSION
object and source tree, in that order. Your
total string can
be a maximum of 64 characters.
+ integer "Set maximum command line size"
+ default 1024
+ This option allows you to specify the maximum
+ line arguments.
bool "Support for paging of anonymous memory (swap)"
depends on MMU
3. Set the COMMAND_LINE_SIZE to CONFIG_CMD_LINE_SIZE
I've found that not all files that includes setup.h and
param.h include config.h... So I've written:
#define COMMAND_LINE_SIZE CONFIG_CMD_LINE_SIZE
So that it fails if you try to use COMMAND_LINE_SIZE and did
not include config.h, another alternative is to include
config.h in these include files... I don't know what the
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