Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 8 of 13] Add a bootparameter to reservehigh linear address space for hypervisors

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 00:31:33 EST

On Wed, 2006-08-02 at 06:21 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > I think you misunderstand the purpose of parse_early_param? It is
> > designed to be called directly by the arch at some point (it is
> > idempotent, so the second call in init/main.c does nothing if the arch
> > has called it). ie. in i386, it replaces parse_cmdline_early().
> Ah I didn't realize that. But why is there a second call in init/main.c?
> Looks like a big hack to me. Someone was too lazy to add it to all architectures?

Yes. Someone == me. I didn't want to hack it into all archs, I wanted
archs to actually use it, and you can see that's not a trivial patch...

Once all archs use it, we can probably clean up setup_arch() not to take
the char** and simply use the global saved_command_line directly. At
this rate, that'll be around 2012 8)

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