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SubjectRe: x86: removing zImage support?
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * 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.

I haven't seen any zImage for years in the embedded space either.
Go for it.

Thanks,

tglx




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