Subject: Re: kernel vs boot-program
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/14/1994 13:56:23
> Is it generally feasible to pass either argument or environment
> strings to the kernel?  (I know some systems support this.)

this rubs me in an interesting way:

i think i'd like to see the boot program/locore changed to support
this.  it can be useful; for instance, unless i'm mistaken, you
can boot BSDI systems with '-autodebug', and it'll print autoconfig
debugging information...

now, i don't know if that flag is handled in the bootstrap, or in the
kernel, but something like that would be a good idea, and i think the
more general it is, the better...