Bug 388131 - syslinux may truncate a kernel command line (with recent "stable")
Summary: syslinux may truncate a kernel command line (with recent "stable")
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux....
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-17 05:39 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:15 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:15:16 UTC
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-17 05:39:34 UTC
Description of problem:

The following is a quote from H. Peter Anvin posting on lkml
(the whole text for example here:
and see also a related thread).

It has been reported that while this patch fixes old LILO, and possibly 
some other boot loaders (unknown), it has also broken older versions of 
SYSLINUX: they still boot, but the command line is truncated (exactly 
how much depends on the BIOS, but typical values are around 130 bytes.)

This is definitely traceable to a bug in SYSLINUX that was already fixed 
in release 3.50 (the current version of SYSLINUX is 3.52).

Versions used by Fedora are quite a bit lower than 3.50.

Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-17 05:51:14 UTC
Oh, corresponding patches which would trigger that went into and today, in quick succession, we are at :-)

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