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SubjectRe: Faster reboots - calling _start?
> Wouldn't it be easier to just ljmp to the start address of the kernel in
> memory (the address after the bootloader has done its thing), effectively
> restarting the kernel from line 1? Or is tehre an issue with some
> hardware being in an invalid state when doing this?

Two issues with that:

1. I want to be able to boot a different kernel on reboot - this
is a development machine.

2. I believe we free all the __init stuff around the end of
start_kernel, so the initial functions and data just aren't
there any more ... of course that could be changed, but it's
both a more major change than I really want to do, and it still
doesn't solve (1) ;-)

M.

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