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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.


J
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