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SubjectRe: brk patches..
Yinghai Lu wrote:
> Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> wonder if boot loader check uncompress size aka vmlinux size in bzImage
>> before it find one good position for bzImage...?
> Jeremy's brk patches may break:
> 1. kexec load 64bit vmlinux on some ram that near the memory hole etc.
> blindly to use ram after _end may have some problem
> 2. coreboot aka linux is using elf (by mkelfImage : vmlinux + initrd), initrd became one section after _end...
> could cause initrd get overwrite... by extend _brk

But its no different from what i386 does now to allocate its initial
pagetables. How does this not break now?


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