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Re: Getting rid of serverboot

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: Getting rid of serverboot
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 22:25:22 -0400 (EDT)

> First, I have not yet written the code to break up the multiboot command
> line into var=arg pairs, however, I did a small modification so that we
> fill in the root boot script variable and not root-device in the
> (new) serverboot-less case.

I am not including this change.  The reason that boot-args and root-device
are still set as special cases at all is so that a new kernel can still
boot an old boot script for an old hurd.  The setting of root should just
come from the generic parsing of the command line.

I checked in some different changes to print helpful things out during startup.
Please let me know if I broke anything there.

> I have added a compatibility flag to ext2fs.static so that we can
> continue to use bootflags (i.e. it is a hidden alias).  This permits the
> compatibility mode to work without any modification.
> There was also a bug in the new option handling code.

Thanks, I put that change in.

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