init: single word boot parameters should be made available

Bug #389113 reported by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2009-06-18
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Bug Description

We should do something with the single word kernel boot parameters such as "quiet", "splash", etc. We'd then be able to use this mechanism to pick up the sysv compat parameters "single", "-s", "emergency", "-b" and "[0-6sS]" without having to grep /proc/cmdline for them.

Changed in upstart:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged

The forerunning idea is to automatically create empty running jobs with these names, or if prefixed with "no" or "!" then to place any following job in manual mode.

Our kernel has been patched to pass the parameters the kernel understands to init as well;a=commit;h=952ee6103302b5d536c53675af149e0eb4148c6b

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