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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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