Re: [PATCH 32/33] x86_64: Relocatable kernel support

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 22:24:11 EST

Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> writes:

> "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> When loaded with a normal bootloader the decompressor will decompress
>> the kernel to 2M and it will run there. This both ensures the
>> relocation code is always working, and makes it easier to use 2M
>> pages for the kernel and the cpu.
> It would have been nicer if you had moved the uncompressor to be 64bit
> first like it was planned for a long time.

Sorry. I wasn't really in those discussions.

I guess I could take this in some slightly smaller steps.
But this does wind up with decompressor being 64bit code.

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