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SubjectRe: bzImage ~ 900K with i386 test11-pre2
On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 12:35:46PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> With respect to .bss issues we should clear it before we set up page tables.

We could sure do that but that's a minor win since we still need a
large mapping (more than 1 pagetable) for the bootmem allocator. (and we need
at least 1 pagetable setup as ident mapping at 0x100000 for the instruction
where we enable paging)

> We also do stupid things like set segment registers before setting up
> a GDT. Yes we set them in setup.S but it is still a stupid non-obvious
^^^^
I think you meant: we set "it" (gdt_48) up.

> dependency. We we can do it in setup.S

I removed that dependency in x86-64.

Andrea
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