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SubjectRe: initramfs buffer spec -- second draft


On 13 Jan 2002, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:
>
> > This is an update to the initramfs buffer format spec I posted
> > earlier. The changes are as follows:
>
> Comments. Endian issues are not specified, is the data little, big
> or vax endian?

Data is what you put into files, byte-by-byte. Headers are ASCII.

> What is the point of alignment? If the data starts as 4 byte aligned,
> the 6 byte magic string guarantees the data will be only 2 byte
> aligned. This isn't good for 32 or 64 bit architectures.

Both data and headers are aligned. And headers are ascii strings.

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