[PATCH] kexec: Add --lite option

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Thu Nov 5 17:20:23 AEDT 2015

On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 17:37 -0700, Geoff Levand wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> On Thu, 2015-10-22 at 08:02 +0800, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> > Add a new option --lite to kexec that allows for a fast reboot
> > > by avoiding the purgatory integrity checks.  This option is
> > > intended for use by kexec based bootloaders that load a new
> > > image and then immediately transfer control to it.
> > 
> > Can we call this something other than 'lite'? I'd want to prevent any
> > confusion when referring to 'kexec-lite', which is a separate
> > project.
> Well, that is why I chose the name 'lite', because it mimics what kexec
> -lite does...
> What do others think?

I don't think it's a good name.  Even if the user has any idea what the kexec-
lite project is and that this is a reference to it, you're mimicking a 
specific aspect of kexec-lite behavior, not kexec-lite in general.

If it's an option to skip sha256 verification, then call it something like "--


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