[syslinux] SYSLINUX 2.09, 2.10-pre1 released

Murali Krishnan Ganapathy gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 30 06:31:27 PDT 2004


thank you very much for all your answers!

Murali Krishnan Ganapathy <gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> * Create a menu, with options corresponding to the different isolinux
> labels
> * Set pcelinux.cfg to run the menu directly without any wait.

If I can feel sure that there is no escape from this menu then
this is my way to go!

"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> It's a new feature, and it is unfortunately reasonably complex to 
> implement.  What makes me really question the value is that it's not 
> clear to me that there aren't other security holes in the whole scenario.

well, you sure have a better insight into that matter than I.

"Josef Siemes" <jsiemes at web.de> wrote:
> For implementation: Isn't there some point in the code where the commandline 
> for the kernel is concatenated? So the options from the config file are
> taken, then the options following the label on the command line are added?
> Why not just skip adding the options following the label?  
> I've tried to find the right place for this in the code, but seems I've not 
> enough assembler skills for this .

Marc Haisenko <haisenko at be-ok.com>   wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easy to implement a configuration option that would skip 
> construct_commandline and jump to commandline_end ? That would do just what 
> all these people ask for (that request isn't showing up for the first time).
> Or did you think of another (better, cleaner ?) way to implement such
> a "skip   commandline options" feature ?

Yes, I thought of something like that, but since my assembler skills
are also very limited, I can't get the overall view to be sure that this
is sufficient.

Thanks, Thomas

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