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SubjectRe: x86: removing zImage support?

* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> I'm thinking again about removing zImage support. An
> "allnoconfig" kernel (with CONFIG_EMBEDDED=y to expose
> additional knobs, and CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y so it can do
> anything at all) is currently 487K on i386 -- very close to
> the upper limit of 512K for zImage.
>
> Are there *any* residual users of this, or should I just push
> a patch to remove it once and for all?

Havent seen any zImage bugreport for years, so go for it. In the
unlikely case of someone still relying on it and having a good
use case we'll get a bugreport and can consider putting it back
in.

Ingo


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