Bug 7894 - lilo-0.21-10 truncates command lines to 79 characters
lilo-0.21-10 truncates command lines to 79 characters
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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: 8305 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-12-20 01:46 EST by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-12 01:40:04 EDT
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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-12-20 01:46:48 EST
The version of lilo shipped with Redhat 6.1 truncates the
kernel command line to 79 characters. This can have various
bad results, especially if it chops off a parameter in the
middle; it likely the root cause of bugs #7032 and #5747.

 A report on the linux-kernel mailing list suggests that
this is the fault of the EBDA patch.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:26:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-05-22 15:22:59 EDT
verified problem using lilo-21.4.1-2 ... so sample prompt as here

LILO Boot: linux reconfig

expanded to (in /proc/cmdline):

BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305 BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-100 mem=60m reconf

         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890

note the truncation of reconfig ...
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-12 01:40:00 EDT
*** Bug 8305 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 02:06:32 EDT
Fixed in newer lilo packages

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