Subject: re: Removig generic optstr_get
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
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 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...