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SubjectRe: PATCH/RFC: bzImage payload as compressed ELF file.
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> * Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> 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?
>>
>
> Definitely the right thing, let's just get the rough edges taken care
> of, in particular the CRC32 bit.
>

Latest patch looks fine (and is already in the queue), sorry for the noise.

-hpa


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