[U-Boot-Users] RFC: hidden environment variables

Ben Warren bwarren at qstreams.com
Mon Apr 23 21:39:50 CEST 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 21:32 +0200, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
> > I guess I don't see why anything needs to be hidden.  If somebody has
> > access to the U-boot prompt, they control the board anyway.  From my
> > perspective, it's for expert use only.  Anything going to 'the field' as
> > an end product should have the countdown disabled, booting straight to
> > OS.  Of course, that's the perspective from my point of view.  Over the
> > last few days it's become clear to me that people here have a wide
> > variety of use cases and expectations regarding U-boot.
> > 
> Too much information = information overload for many...
> I really would like to see something much closer to a PC boot screen.
> where people fill in fields of information, instead of doing setenv...

Sure, but I don't think info overload was Timur's primary concern.  I
thought he wanted to make the variables RO from the command prompt.
Maybe I misunderstood.


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