Re: [PATCH] make all archs use early_param

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 23:40:39 EST

On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 08:54 +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 05:18:47PM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > To celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the creation of the arch-indep
> > early_param() macros and the generic parse_early_param(), this patch
> > stops calling it for archs which didn't inserts explicit calls,
> > polite FIXMEs and a BUG_ON().
> Is there any reason why we can't put the early params in a section
> discarded after init time (like ARM does with its early param parsing) ?

Good point.

> early params are using obs_kernel_param - is this no longer obsolete ?

Yes... it was originally for __setup, which was supposed to be replaced
by module_param() everywhere. It turned out that we never did that
(noone really wants a namespace for core parameters), then also
overloaded that struct to do early_param()...

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