Subject: kern/21080: boot(8) for some archs should note options must be in one argument
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/10/2003 11:28:00
>Number:         21080
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       boot(8) for some archs needs note about options
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 09 18:29:01 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Geoff C. Wing
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6R (2003/04/10)
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System: NetBSD 1.6R NetBSD 1.6R (SPARKLES) #0: Thu Apr 10 10:55:47 EST 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	For some archs, boot(8) should indicate that you must specify all
	options in the same hyphen introduced argument.  And that extra hyphen
	arguments are ignored.  So, e.g. "boot -s -a" is not "boot -sa"
	but just "boot -s".

	Some archs (from a different code base) are quite happy looping over
	the arguments looking for options.

	Either the docs need updating or code updated so all archs can specify
	seperated options.

	A quick perusal of the bootstrap sources indicate that the following
	have problems with multiple args:
		i386, luna68k, macppc, mvme68k, next68k, ofppc, sun3, x68k
	I'll reconfirm these if a doc update is appropriate.

	See up.