[PATCH v4 19/20] mips: Convert to GENERIC_CMDLINE
danielwa at cisco.com
Fri Apr 9 02:23:49 BST 2021
On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 02:04:08PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 10:38:36AM -0700, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 03:18:21PM +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> > > -config CMDLINE_BOOL
> > > - bool "Built-in kernel command line"
> > > - help
> > > - For most systems, it is firmware or second stage bootloader that
> > > - by default specifies the kernel command line options. However,
> > > - it might be necessary or advantageous to either override the
> > > - default kernel command line or add a few extra options to it.
> > > - For such cases, this option allows you to hardcode your own
> > > - command line options directly into the kernel. For that, you
> > > - should choose 'Y' here, and fill in the extra boot arguments
> > > - in CONFIG_CMDLINE.
> > > -
> > > - The built-in options will be concatenated to the default command
> > > - line if CMDLINE_OVERRIDE is set to 'N'. Otherwise, the default
> > > - command line will be ignored and replaced by the built-in string.
> > > -
> > > - Most MIPS systems will normally expect 'N' here and rely upon
> > > - the command line from the firmware or the second-stage bootloader.
> > > -
> > See how you complained that I have CMDLINE_BOOL in my changed, and you think it
> > shouldn't exist.
> > Yet here mips has it, and you just deleted it with no feature parity in your
> > changes for this.
> AFAICT, CMDLINE_BOOL equates to a non-empty or empty CONFIG_CMDLINE. You
> seem to need it just because you have CMDLINE_PREPEND and
> CMDLINE_APPEND. If that's not it, what feature is missing? CMDLINE_BOOL
> is not a feature, but an implementation detail.
It makes it easier to turn it all off inside the Kconfig , so it's for usability
and multiple architecture have it even with just CMDLINE as I was commenting
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