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SubjectRe: [patches] [PATCH] [21/22] x86_64: Extend bzImage protocol for relocatable bzImage
On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 02:46:18PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:
>
> > Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>
> >> The boot protocol change is in 2.6.21 for arch/i386.
> >>
> >> HPA looked at it a while ago.
> >>
> >> All it does is set a flag that tells a bootloader.
> >> "Hey. I can run when loaded a non-default address, and this is what
> >> you have to align me to."
> >>
> >> All relocation processing happens in the kernel itself.
> >>
> >> So it is all pretty trivial.
> >>
> >
> > Indeed. We *did* find some problems with Grub with the early versions,
> > those were addressed.
>
> We found some failures that weren't root caused so we went to this
> more conservative version.
>
> RHEL5 is actually shipping the original version of these patches if I
> recall correctly.
>

Yes, RHEL5 is shipping original version of patches where an where and ELF
header has been added to describe bzImage.

Thanks
Vivek
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