Subject: Re: Kernel config file
To: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
From: Jared D. McNeill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/2007 17:21:06
On 17-Jun-07, at 5:11 PM, Martin Husemann wrote:
> What is the point of encoding anything but instructions that you
> could give
> to userconf at the prompt in this file?
> (Note: this is not about plist format, I would like to understand
> why you
> put three levels of wrappers [array,dict,xml] around a linear list of
> input data)
The intent is that the boot plist file can be extended in the future.
userconf scripting is simply an example of what can be done. I would
like to see things such as bootloader configuration (console, serial
port speed) as well as allowing for kernel tunables. Turning the
PCI_*_FIXUP compile-time options into runtime options comes to mind.