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SubjectRe: bzImage patch ? for monolithic kernels
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908052016210.13486-100000@ps.cus.umist.ac.uk>
By author: Riley Williams <rhw@MemAlpha.CX>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> Whilst the bzImage format itsef can handle kernels up to 16M in size,
> there is a problem with boot loaders once the kernel gets to be over
> 1M in size, and that is the current limit.
>
> There HAS to be a way round that limit, but I for one haven't the
> foggiest what it is...
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>

Zeroeth-order: change the 0xffff constant on line 173 of
linux/arch/i386/boot/tools/build.c to something more appropriate
(0xfffff for example) and see what breaks...
Actually, I don't see why 16 MB would be a limit for bzImage either...

-hpa
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