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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -v7 1/3] x86 boot: setup data
    H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Furthermore, on looking through the code again, I see a bunch of
    > "init_pg_tables_end + setup_data_len" which really is ugly.

    Yeah, that's what I'm objecting to.

    >> What are the alignment rules for this structure? Is it always 64-bit
    >> aligned? What about the relationship of len and data?
    > It's x86, so alignment is soft - it presumably *should* be 64-bit
    > aligned, but nothing break if the boot loader doesn't.

    This was more or less a rhetorical question - the code spends some
    effort in rounding len up to some alignment, so its probably worth
    documenting with the structure.

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