Re: [PATCH] Re: THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit

From: Georg Lippold
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 10:48:05 EST

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Would it make sense to make it 1024 everywhere (and maybe move it out
>> of arch specific files and just set it in one central place) ?
> I would agree with that, *BUT* the boot protocol on each architecture
> need to be consistent.

> At the very least, though, i386 and x86-64 need to be changed together,
> since they use the same bootstrap.

I think it will take rather long to synchronize all archs. Maybe x86 can
fix it fast (it would ease the making of LiveCD's) and then initiate a
standardization on lkml? Knoppix has its kernel patch for over a year
now and I asked gentoo to do so, too. But they said, I should ask for it
here... Until the fix is in the distributions-kernel, probably another
month will pass and it obviously needs to be fixed.



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