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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/31] arm64: Kernel booting and initialisation
* Catalin Marinas <> [120814 11:00]:
> +3. Decompress the kernel image
> +------------------------------
> +
> +Requirement: OPTIONAL
> +
> +The AArch64 kernel does not provide a decompressor and therefore
> +requires gzip decompression to be performed by the boot loader if the
> +default Image.gz target is used. For bootloaders that do not implement
> +this requirement, the larger Image target is available instead.

Maybe add something here about why AArch64 does not provide a
decompressor? That's something everybody will wonder while reading
this part.

> +- Caches, MMUs
> + The MMU must be off.
> + Instruction cache may be on or off.
> + Data cache must be off and invalidated.

External caches must be configured by bootloader but set to disabled

Other than that:

Acked-by: Tony Lindgren <>

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