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SubjectRe: PATCH/RFC: bzImage payload as compressed ELF file.

* Ian Campbell <> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> This patch switches the payload of a bzImage file to be in compressed
> ELF format. There are several rough edges which need to be addressed
> before it could go any further but I'd be interested to hear your
> opinion of the general approach before I spend time cleaning it up.
> I'm mainly interested in something along these lines to allow the Xen
> bootloader to load a bzImage so that distros don't have to maintain
> two kernel packages with the same basic bits in different file
> formats, I think it would probably be of use to the kexec and/or
> lguest folks too.

this looks quite interesting to me. Peter, what do you think?


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