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SubjectRe: 2.6.33-rc1: LZMA kernel fails to decompress
On 12/27/2009 12:19 PM, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> What I think should be done here is to revert my patch (that replaces
> /bin/echo with printf, so that /bin/echo will be used) and test the
> real solution, which is to stop doing all this hackery altogether,
> and calculate the size the right way instead. Sam already posted a
> possible solution, and it seems to be correct.

Yes, but it moves the calculation from generic to x86-specific code,
which makes it problematic.

I never figured out how to make a generic rule in Kbuild (unlike in
standard GNU make) depend on a helper application, but doing a helper
application for this is probably the sane thing.

Either this, or use Perl, which handles this kind of crap sanely. I'm
really less than half joking.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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