[syslinux] Automatic boot menu?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Thu Aug 29 15:15:15 PDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-08-29 at 13:19 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 08/29/2013 07:47 AM, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> > 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...
> Which one?

In-memory files could be used for things unrelated to the menu system.
I don't have any examples immediately at hand.

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