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[Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]

To: "Xu, Anthony" <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>, "Magenheimer, Dan \(HP Labs Fort Collins\)" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
From: "Yang, Fred" <fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 19:42:38 -0700
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Thread-topic: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
Xu, Anthony wrote:
>>> Using initrd to load Linux kernel image is only a temporally
>>> workround and should be corrected.  There is no backward
>>> compability issue on Xen/ia64 on loading kernel image per se.
>>>  Rather, "initrd" should be maintained to load "initrd"
>>> maintains the backward compability with current elilo.efi.
>>> The "module" add-on is to continue to maintain elilo compability
>>> Imaging a single elilo.conf to have multi-initrd with two
>>> different meanings, this is definitely to confuse users.
>> I suppose that's a reasonable argument, though I don't agree
>> that your changed parameter names are any less confusing than
>> the original way: "module" is hardly a parameter name for the
>> domain0 image. 
>> Maybe the right answer is for elilo to allow a "domain0="
>> parameter name, which could be an alias for "module=".
>> I'm not sure the elilo maintainers would like that,
>> but it would certainly be the least confusing alternative.
>> This might be a good topic for a poll... we now have over
>> 70 people on this list.  Let's ask (see next message).
> Elilo is a gerernal OS loader,it doesn't and doesn't need to know
> presence of domain0, 
> For elilo, xen.gz is a OS kernel, initrd= it's Os's initial ramdisk,
> module= is Os's parameter, we should keep all this meaning, we
> shouldn't make elilo special just for xen.  

FYI, xen/x86 is also using module, a GRUB feature, to load Linux kernel

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