Honour and generate conventional kernel command-line arguments

OpenSubmitted by Tobias Geerinckx-Rice.
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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote on 6 Feb 13:48 +0100
(name . Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix)(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
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[Low priority, but I keep forgetting about it.]
Guix,
What the subject says. The Linux command line isn't bash.
Use, e.g., ‘root=’ instead of the Guix-specific and unintuitive ‘--root=’. It's surrounded by normal ‘nomodeset’ & ‘quiet’ arguments anyway.
For things like ‘--repl’ we might substitute ‘rd.repl’, or ‘rd.rescue’ which has the advantage of being used by systemd [users] as well.
Kind regards,
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 6 Feb 21:59 +0100
(name . Tobias Geerinckx-Rice)(address . me@tobias.gr)(address . 46344@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <me@tobias.gr> skribis:
Toggle quote (7 lines)> Use, e.g., ‘root=’ instead of the Guix-specific and unintuitive> ‘--root=’. It's surrounded by normal ‘nomodeset’ & ‘quiet’ > arguments anyway.>> For things like ‘--repl’ we might substitute ‘rd.repl’, or ‘rd.rescue’> which has the advantage of being used by systemd [users] as well.
(Why “rd.”? I’d use “gnu.” to make sure we don’t inadvertently usesomething that has a different meaning elsewhere.)
I agree with the proposed change, I’ve been meaning to do somethingabout it for a long time, too. :-)
For ‘--root’ is a bit tricky because it’s an implicit option, notexplicitly listed in /run/current-system/parameters and similar places.
So we’d probably have to (1) make it explicit, and (2) use ‘--root’ whengenerating a GRUB entry for a system generation that lacks the explicit“root=XYZ” string in its ‘kernel-arguments’.
Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 2 Mar 08:52 +0100
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