[PATCH v2 0/2] pxe_utils: Fix arguments to x86 zboot

Zhaofeng Li hello at zhaofeng.li
Wed Oct 20 09:18:13 CEST 2021

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your review! I have added a second patch to perform the
cleanup that you mentioned in the review, so the actual "fix" patch
stays minimal and easy to review.

I agree that calling the bootm and zboot code directly is the real
solution to go. The current method is inherently error-prone, and
I wonder how many cases of "kinda works but not really" [1] like
this are there in U-Boot.

Zhaofeng Li

[1] Without the patch, the kernel would boot with the U-Boot log
    showing initrd being loaded. However, the kernel wouldn't
    actually get the initrd.


This patch series fixes the issue that incorrect arguments are
passed to x86 zboot in pxe_utils (pxe/extlinux-like config). See
the commit message of the first patch for details.

Changes since v1:
- Added patch to clean up argv generation

Zhaofeng Li (2):
  pxe_utils: Fix arguments to x86 zboot
  pxe_utils: Clean up {bootm,zboot}_argv generation

 cmd/pxe_utils.c | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)


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