Honour and generate conventional kernel command-line arguments

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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote on 6 Feb 2021 13:48
(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 2021 21:59
(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:

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> 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 use
something that has a different meaning elsewhere.)

I agree with the proposed change, I’ve been meaning to do something
about it for a long time, too. :-)

For ‘--root’ is a bit tricky because it’s an implicit option, not
explicitly listed in /run/current-system/parameters and similar places.

So we’d probably have to (1) make it explicit, and (2) use ‘--root’ when
generating 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 2021 08:52
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