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From: Dave Jones <davej@suse.de>
To: Thomas Hood <jdthood@mail.com>
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Linux should not set the "PnP OS" boot flag
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 16:07:11 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110071604050.11423-100000@Appserv.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1002462656.831.112.camel@thanatos>

On 7 Oct 2001, Thomas Hood wrote:

> I think you'll understand why I say that it is not handled
> _correctly_ and that the handling must be brought under
> the user's control ... if not via a /proc entry then by
> a build option or boot option.  I invite advice about this.

The final part doesn't need to be in kernel space at all.
(And from my reading of the spec, shouldn't be, as it signifies
the OS completed the final stages of booting successfully)

http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/sbf.c
is some quick code I hacked up when bootflag.c first appeared.
Its not perfect, and I have some outstanding patches that Randy Dunlap
sent to clean up some bits, but I've not got around to merging them.

regards,

Dave.

-- 
| Dave Jones.        http://www.suse.de/~davej
| SuSE Labs


  reply	other threads:[~2001-10-07 14:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-07  2:54 Thomas Hood
2001-10-07 10:02 ` Alan Cox
2001-10-07 13:50   ` Thomas Hood
2001-10-07 14:07     ` Dave Jones [this message]
2001-10-07 14:18     ` Alan Cox
2001-10-07 17:10       ` Thomas Hood
2001-10-07 21:59         ` Alan Cox
2001-10-07 17:54       ` Thomas Hood
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2001-10-08 12:40 Thomas Hood
2001-10-08 13:25 ` Stelian Pop
2001-10-08 22:12   ` J.D. Hood
2001-10-06  3:35 Thomas Hood
2001-10-06 19:24 ` Eric W. Biederman
2001-10-06 21:11   ` Alan Cox
2001-10-07  1:08     ` Eric W. Biederman

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