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    SubjectRe: PATCH/RFC: bzImage payload as compressed ELF file.
    Ian Campbell wrote:
    > I finessed the length issue slightly since it happens that the word
    > before the payload is the payload's length. I'm mulling a variety of
    > options:
    > * declare it compression scheme dependant. At least for gzip it
    > knows when it has reached the end.
    > * codify the length followed by data thing we happen to have now
    > * add a length field to the header, using another 4 bytes (is
    > there any pressure on the size of the header?).
    > I'd probably go with the later unless we are pressed for space in the
    > header.

    I would agree with that. In fact, while we're adding fields to the
    header, I would like to add a field that would be the CRC32 (or other
    simple integrity check) over the whole image.


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