Subject: Re: Removig generic optstr_get
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/25/2006 16:47:35
> actually, the information i'm mostly thinking about is network
> booting configuration that currently can only be supplied by
> dhcp/bootp/bootparams server.  i find it really annoying to have to
> reconfigure my dhcpd.conf (including restarting dhcpd) just to use a
> different root path for my test machine.  i wish i could just type
> "boot net root=/export/root/sparc" to test a 32 bit
> kernel/userland on my ultra2 but it's not that simple.

Seems to me this is what -a is for; I'd say the right fix here is to
make -a prompt for a root path when netbooting (with, of course, the
boot-server-provided path as the default).

Don't forget, not all ports support passing long string arguments when

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