Subject: re: Removig generic optstr_get
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/2006 02:46:41
> 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 netbsd32.mp 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
it's a lot more effective for me to be able to paste a semi-long line
of foo=bar. i've used this a bunch when doing linux testing and i
*liked* having the feature a lot.
that said, it would be nice i RB_ASKNAME also went further for network
interfaces if you really wanted...