Re: [PATCH 9/33] i386 boot: Add serial output support to the decompressor

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 02:43:23 EST

Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wednesday 02 August 2006 06:57, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> On x86-64 some trouble comes from it being 32bit code.
> That is why I suggested making it 64bit first, which would
> avoid many of the problems.


>> Whichever way I go scrutinizing that possibility carefully is
>> a lot of work.
> 64bit conversion would be some work, the rest isn't I think.

Except for the head.S work the 64bit conversion was practically a noop.

> Alternatively if you don't like it we can just drop these compressor patches.
> I don't think they were essential.

Agreed. The printing portion wasn't essential.

At this point I think dropping the non-essential bits just to get the size
of the patchset down makes sense.

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