Re: [PATCH 1/1] 2.6.14-rc3 x86: COMMAND_LINE_SIZE

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 14:21:56 EST

Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> + int "Maximum kernel command-line size"
> + default 512
> + help
> + This option allows you to specify maximum kernel command-line
> + for kernel to handle.

I think making that a config is a really bad idea. What happens
when the user specifies a very large value. Or a very small one?
There are subtle dependencies with the boot loader, so this is
mostly a lie anyways. And it doesn't really safe enough memory to
bother with a CONFIG.

Also the last time I tried to increase this all kind of systems
with old bootloaders exploded (e.g. lilo on systems with large EDID
information - search the archives). Have these issues been resolved now?
If yes then I would suggest to just double the default.
If not it cannot be changed anyways.

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