[PATCH v4 19/20] mips: Convert to GENERIC_CMDLINE
christophe.leroy at csgroup.eu
Tue Apr 20 17:05:44 BST 2021
Le 09/04/2021 à 03:23, Daniel Walker a écrit :
> 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.
> Not true.
> 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
Among the 13 architectures having CONFIG_CMDLINE, todayb only 6 have a CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL in addition:
In the begining I hesitated about the CMDLINE_BOOL, at the end I decided to go the same way as what
is done today in the kernel for initramfs with CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE.
The problem I see within adding CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL for every architecture which don't have it today
is that when doing a "make oldconfig" on their custom configs, thousands of users will loose their
CMDLINE without notice.
When we do the other way round, removing CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL on the 6 architectures that have it
today will have no impact on existing config.
Also, in order to avoid tons of #ifdefs in the code as mandated by Kernel Codying Style §21, we have
to have CONFIG_CMDLINE defined at all time, so at the end CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL is really redundant
with an empty CONFIG_CMDLINE.
Unlike you, the approach I took for my series is to minimise the impact on existing implementation
and existing configurations as much as possible.
I know you have a different approach where you break every existing config anyway.
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