Re: [Fastboot] [RFC] ELF Relocatable x86 and x86_64 bzImages

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 21:00:16 EST

Don Zickus <dzickus@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> There is one outstanding issue where I am probably requiring too much
> alignment
>> on the arch/i386 kernel.
> There was posts awhile ago about optimizing the kernel performance by
> loading it at a 4MB offset.
> Your changes breaks that on i386 (not aligned on a 4MB boundary). But a
> 5MB offset works. Is that the correct update or does that break the
> original idea?

That patch should still apply and work as described.

Actually when this stuipd cold I have stops slowing me down,
and I fix the alignment to what it really needs to be ~= 8KB.

Then bootloaders should be able to make the decision.

HPA Does that sound at all interesting?

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