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SubjectRe: Moving zlib so that others may use it
On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 04:37:00AM -0500, Zygo Blaxell wrote:
> In article <>, Corey Minyard <> wrote:
> >Keith Owens wrote:
> >
> >>On Wed, 09 Jan 2002 22:23:31 -0600,
> >>Corey Minyard <> wrote:
> >>>Keith Owens wrote:
> [...]
> >Building zlib as a
> >>module guarantees that you cannot use it in a boot loader, forcing you
> >>to maintain multiple versions of zlib.c. If you are going to use one
> >>version of zlib then you should try to handle bootloaders as well.
> [...]
> >I don't know about the bootloaders. I'm not sure you can make the
> >requirement
> >to have them compiled the same as the kernel, since they may have different
> >compilation requirements in the boot loader.
> Ummm, you can't use an in-kernel anything in a bootloader. How do you
> uncompress an in-kernel zlib.o without an out-of-kernel zlib.o lying
> around somewhere?

Well, when your 'bootloader' is in arch/$(ARCH)/boot, you can rather
easily. I think there's a few archs which grab lib/lib.a right now.

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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