[PATCH 0/5] Enable Qi / avoiding re-introducing "hidden variable"

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Aug 22 15:57:31 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| kexec solves this for exactly the audience who would need to change
| command lines.  And it solves a lot of other problems/issues.
| Implementation/documentation of the kexec solution will take a bit more
| effort by someone (a few hours, I expect) than hacking in a variable and
| a means to update it into Qi.  But the time/effort on kexec is more
| generally useful -- it will apply to the GTA01 as well, and even to
| GTA02 units that do not have the bootloader replaced with Qi.
| My plate is full (and my day job is creeping into my evenings and
| weekends), but a kexec solution is something that the community should
| be able to tackle easily.

Sounds good to me, although Kexec is going to add some seconds to the
boot action.  But I think we all agree "default typical" user is not
going to want funny kernel commandline and then he gets fastest,
simplest boot, while folks who want more features get it all via kexec /
backup rootfs world.

- -Andy
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