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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Use structs instead of hardcoded offsets in x86 boot decompressor.
On Fri, 23 May 2008 23:17:01 -0700
"H. Peter Anvin" <> wrote:

> Uhm... except it doesn't live at address zero, at all.
> It's called "zeropage" because we used to recycle it into
> empty_zero_page, a long long time ago.
> The bootparms structure is pointed to by %esi being passed from the
> setup code to the decompressor to the kernel.

Then why does dereferencing the uninitialized
pointer work, both in the code before and after
the patch?

What am I misssing?

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