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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Documentation: bootconfig: Update boot configuration documentation
On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:12:17 +0100
Markus Elfring <> wrote:

> > +This allows administrators to pass a structured-Key configuration file
> Does capitalisation matter here for the word “Key”?

Oops, thanks! that's a typo of key.

> > +If you think that kernel/init options becomes too long to write in boot-loader
> > +configuration file or want to comment on each options, you can use this
> Can the following wording variant be a bit nicer?
> +… or you want to comment on each option, …

OK, since the previous sentence is too long, it is more readable to put the
subject there.

> > +Also, some subsystem may depend on the boot configuration, and it has own
> > +root key.
> Would you like to explain the influence of a key hierarchy any further?

Please read the example (boot time tracer) carefully :)

> > +The boot configuration syntax allows user to merge partially same word keys
> > by brace. For example::
> “by braces.
> For example::”?

I think current one is shorter and compact.

> > +The file /proc/bootconfig is a user-space interface to the configuration
> “… is an user-…”?

Hm, it seems "a user" is correct wording.

> > +Currently the maximum configuration size is 32 KiB and the total number
> > +of key-words and values must be under 1024 nodes.
> * How were these constraints chosen?
> * Can such system limits become more configurable?


> > +(Note: Each key consists of words separated by dot, and value also consists
> > +of values separated by comma. Here, each word and each value is generally
> > +called a "node".)
> I would prefer the interpretation that nodes contain corresponding attributes.

No. Node is a node. It is merely generic.

> How do you think about to add a link to a formal file format description?

Oh, nice idea. Please contribute it :)

Thank you,

Masami Hiramatsu <>

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