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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: x86: fix to parse multiboot command line passed by l

To: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: x86: fix to parse multiboot command line passed by latest grub
From: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:54:55 +0100
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Keir Fraser, le Mon 07 Dec 2009 09:57:41 +0000, a écrit :
> I recommend just sticking a dummy first arg when writing a command line for
> grub2, and living with it.

That's what we did in GNU Mach.

> Or get grub2 guys to give us a flag to detect
> this stupid compatibility breakage.

They said multiboot never asserted anything about the command line and
thus implementation were allowed to vary without notice. The rationale
for grub's behavior change is that the user has to migrate from grub1
syntax to grub2 syntax anyway.

> I don't really want hacks like this.

It was out of question to commit things like this in GNU Mach as well :)


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