Subject: Re: Removig generic optstr_get
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/24/2006 22:20:49
On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 02:46:18PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Hello,
> [ please CC me any replies ]
> When the Multiboot code was added, I also added a generic function
> (optstr_get) used to parse "option strings" of the form: "a=b c=d ...
> x=y"  The idea was to later use this interface in other places such as
> the mount options passed during a mount(2).
> Since then, proplib was added which completely replaces this idea with
> a more powerful framework (not to mention that the optstr_get
> interface was probably suboptimal).  Therefore I'd like to do some
> cleanup:
> - Remove kern/subr_optstr.c and related manual pages and headers.
> - Move optstr_get into arch/i386/i386/multiboot.c and make it static,
>  as this is the only place where this functionality is used.  (And I guess
>  it shouldn't be used anywhere else thanks to proplib.)
> Objections?

Is there a real need for this change? I would prefer leaving things as
they are now.

(We might want to support richer boot parameters with other boot methods
than Multiboot one day.)