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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] x86_32 cleanup: KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE
    On 02/27/2011 11:21 PM, Stratos Psomadakis wrote:
    > I noticed that KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE is no longer used by x86_32 code
    > (head_32.S no longer uses it for the initial kernel mapping).
    >
    > We can thus remove the assert from the vmlinux.lds.S file, and
    > remove it completely for x86_32 code.
    >
    > Since head_32.S doesn't use it anymore, I can't find a reason
    > why we should impose such a limit on the kernel image size
    > (although a 512+MB kernel image isn't what one would call a realistic
    > scenario :P)
    >
    > I think that a limit on the size of the image is imposed anyway
    > by decompress_kernel()(if I understood correctly).
    >
    > I also updated the comments in head_32.S which still had references
    > to KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE.
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    added cc, just in case anyone is interested

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    Stratos Psomadakis
    <psomas@ece.ntua.gr>



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