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SubjectRe: bzImage ~ 900K with i386 test11-pre2
On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 02:51:21PM +0000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> Yes, Andrea, I know that paging is disabled at the point of loading the
> image but I was talking about the inability to boot (boot == complete
> booting, i.e. at least reach start_kernel()) a kernel with very large
> .data or .bss segments because of various reasons -- one of which,
> probably,is the inadequacy of those pg0 and pg1 page tables set up in
> head.S

Ah ok, I thought you were talking about bootloader.

About the initial pagetable setup on i386 port there's certainly a 3M limit on
the size of the kernel image, but it's trivial to enlarge it. BTW, exactly for
that kernel size limit reasons in x86-64 I defined a 40Mbyte mapping where we
currently have a 4M mapping and that's even simpler to enlarge since they're 2M
PAE like pagetables.

Basically as far as the kernel can get loaded in memory correctly we have
no problem :)

> (which Peter says is infinite?) or the ones on .text/.data/.bss (and what
> exactly are they?)? See my question now?

We sure hit the 3M limit on the .bss clearing right now.

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