[OpenBIOS] [PATCH 2/2] implement convert_to_ints()

Tarl Neustaedter tarl-b2 at tarl.net
Sun Sep 25 17:50:50 CEST 2016

On 2016-Sep-25 11:22 , Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> This isn't about device arguments.  This is about using strings in
> properties to denote an array of integers; which is just a dumb thing
> to do.

My understanding was that this was to allow specifying a display
resolution from the command line.

The sequence I'd expect from that would be that the command line would
affect the "output-device" property/non-volatile variable, by adding a
specific resolution as an argument to the display device. The display
driver would get the resolution as a device-arg string, which it could
either parse or do a straight comparison against a list of supported
resolutions. That's the way it generally worked on systems at Sun (now

Creating properties in /options seems like a long way around to get the
information from the command line into the driver.

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