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Re: [patch] Booting and the MULTIBOOT_CMDLINE

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: [patch] Booting and the MULTIBOOT_CMDLINE
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 01:36:05 -0400 (EDT)

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 05:38:30PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I think the bug here is in boot.  It should synthesize a MULTIBOOT_CMDLINE
> > environment variable for the programs it starts.  The sub-hurd should see
> > life as if it were the first hurd.
> Maybe there should just be an option to pass arbitrary environment
> variables to the sub-hurd from boot. But still, it might be useful
> for MULTIBOOT_CMDLINE to have a default value.

I think it's more useful to have a clear bomb indicating the boot sequence
is not doing what it should.

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