[Fwd: Re: [klibc] kinit]
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Tue Oct 26 22:24:05 PDT 2004
Daniel Thaler wrote:
> I think it would make sense to export the root= parameter to userspace.
> The reason for not exporting parameters that are understood by the
> kernel is probably that the kernel uses those parameters and userspace
> does not need them. However in the case of initramfs the kernel does
> _not_ use the root parameter, so init should get it because init _can_
> use it.
> Maybe the entire commandline could even be exported? Init could then
> pass that string to the modules it loads, allowing people to pass module
> parameters that way. I imagine that might be useful for installers and
I see no reason why not. This is also something that can be done in kinit.
Of course, there is always /proc/cmdline.
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