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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Randomize kernel base address on boot
On 05/31/2011 01:27 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
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>> Other than that, Ingo's idea at least have the merit that it would
>> break only older bootloaders doing things wrong.
>
> I'm wondering, why would it break older bootloaders? It's just a
> slightly larger than usual kernel image, nothing is visible to the
> bootloader.
>

Older boot loaders did not know how big the kernel image was, therefore
had no way to avoid memory space collision. That is fixed in boot
protocol 2.10.

-hpa


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