[syslinux] Automatic boot menu?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Thu Aug 29 07:47:06 PDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-08-29 at 06:14 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> One of the main reasons for the code restructuring into ELF libraries is
> that we should be able to set up configurations in memory.  There are
> two ways we could do that... either by manipulating the menu data
> structures and just making them persistent, or by introducing a concept
> of "in-memory files" which persist across modules.
> Which one would you think would be easier?  The downside of the latter
> is that the existing menu structure would not be available, but the
> upside is that we wouldn't be introducing a whole new interface...

It would also provide considerable flexibility for other uses...

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