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authorSascha Hauer <>2012-04-29 20:13:53 +0200
committerSascha Hauer <>2012-05-14 09:16:31 +0200
commitee4cab9e587442f95e4fb3442355ca1eb56d9495 (patch)
tree5ef83d351e929e8970171dda175b7c1ae9bb49e6 /include
parentb8c94a15611ce7e191d022a3cd9f3ba23930a9c8 (diff)
booting: more flexible Linux bootargs generation
We currently use the environment variable 'bootargs' to get the Linux bootargs. This patch allows for a more flexible bootargs generation using global variables. With it the Linux bootargs are concatenated from multiple variables. This allows to replace parts of the bootargs string without having to reconstruct it completely. With this bootargs can be constructed like: global linux.bootargs.base="console=ttyS0,115200" global linux.bootargs.ip="ip=dhcp" global linux.mtdparts="physmap-flash.0:512K(nor0.barebox),-(root)" This will then automatically be combined into a kernel bootargs string during boot. If the 'linux.bootargs.' variables are all empty the old standard 'bootargs' way will be used. Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/boot.h b/include/boot.h
index a17bf25a4..3ce0de125 100644
--- a/include/boot.h
+++ b/include/boot.h
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
#include <filetype.h>
#include <of.h>
#include <linux/list.h>
+#include <environment.h>
struct image_data {
/* simplest case. barebox has already loaded the os here */
@@ -71,4 +72,19 @@ static inline int bootm_verbose(struct image_data *data)
+const char *linux_bootargs_get(void);
+int linux_bootargs_overwrite(const char *bootargs);
+static inline const char *linux_bootargs_get(void)
+ return getenv("bootargs");
+static inline int linux_bootargs_overwrite(const char *bootargs)
+ return setenv("bootargs", bootargs);
#endif /* __BOOT_H */