Re: [PATCH 11/33] i386 boot: Add an ELF header to bzImage

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 18:08:22 EST

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
+.macro note name, type
+ .balign 4
+ .int 2f - 1f # n_namesz
+ .int 4f - 3f # n_descsz
+ .int \type # n_type
+ .balign 4
+1: .asciz "\name"
+2: .balign 4
+.macro enote
+4: .balign 4

This is very similar to the macro I introduced in the Paravirt note segment patch. Do think they should be made common?

+/* Elf notes to help bootloaders identify what program they are booting.
+ */
+/* Standardized Elf image notes for booting... The name for all of these is ELFBoot */
+#define ELF_NOTE_BOOT "ELFBoot"

I wonder if this should be something to suggest its Linux-specific? Or do you see this being used by a wider audience?

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