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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] kexec: A new system call to allow in kernel loading
On Fri, 22 Nov 2013, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> > Why ELF case is so interesting. I have not use kexec to boot ELF
> > images in years and have not seen others using it too. In fact bzImage
> > seems to be the most common kernel image format for x86, most of the distros
> > ship and use.
> >
> > So first I did the loader for the common use case. There is no reason
> > that one can't write another loader for ELF images. It just bloats
> > the code. Hence I thought that other image loaders can follow slowly. I am
> > not sure why do you say that bzImage is uninteresting.
> Welcome to the non-x86-centric world ;-)
> Looking at kexec-tools, all of arm, cris, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, ppc, ppc64,
> s390, sh, and x86_64 support ELF.
> Only arm, i386, ppc, ppc64, sh, and x86_64 support zImage.
> It's not clear to me what alpha supports (if it supports anything at all?).

OTOH, does this feature make any sense whatsover on architectures that
don't support secure boot anyway?

Jiri Kosina

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