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Re: Grub2 almost does what I want

From: Felix Miata
Subject: Re: Grub2 almost does what I want
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:59:05 -0500
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On 2013-02-03 04:24 (GMT-0500) Felix Miata composed:

On 2013-02-03 12:28 (GMT+0400) Andrey Borzenkov composed:

02 Feb 2013 16:04:18 -0500 Felix Miata composed:

1-Get rid of the vga= is deprecated message. It has nothing to do with Grub2

No quite. From Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt:

                         This is actually a boot loader parameter; the value is
                         passed to the kernel using a special protocol.

Either that doc is wrong, or it serves more than one purpose....

On reflection I believe a third interpretation is the correct one, that is, "passed to the kernel" confirms that it is a kernel parameter, which the kernel can only acquire by virtue of its presence on cmdline, which makes it a "boot loader parameter". That is not to say it gets used for the boot loader's own function, because it isn't. The only thing the boot loader does with it is provide it to the kernel for the kernel's use. Consequently, the boot loader itself has no business complaining about its presence. It is not a valid purpose of a bootloader to report suitability or not of a particular kernel cmdline parameter to any particular kernel, even if one was known to be deprecated, or even unsupported, when the boot loader was built.
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