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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -v7 1/3] x86 boot: setup data
    H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > No, he doesn't. The boot protocol version is communication between
    > the boot loader and the kernel (specifically, it is communication FROM
    > the kernel TO the bootloader), not between internal bits of the
    > kernel. Th

    So the bootloader will only fill out fields the kernel claims to understand?

    > Since the pointer is safely inside the setup template, even if the
    > bootloader doesn't understand boot protocol version 2.08 it will have
    > copied it.


    OK.

    J
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