Re: Linux/i386 boot protocol version 2.03

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 16:56:05 EST

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> 2) If we use units of kilobytes instead of bytes for this we don't
> loose any precision and gain the ability to put a ramdisk in high
> memory without bumping the protocol version.

Thought about it some more, and then realized we would have to do a lot
more overhaul of the boot protocol than this to support initrd in highmem
... and we'd still not be able to actually use it on any real
configuration. Thanks, but no thanks.


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