Re: [RFC] ELF Relocatable x86 and x86_64 bzImages

From: Horms
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 02:18:08 EST

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 09:32:23PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Horms wrote:
> >
> >I also agree that it is non-intitive. But I wonder if a cleaner
> >fix would be to remove CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START all together. Isn't
> >it just a work around for the kernel not being relocatable, or
> >are there uses for it that relocation can't replace?
> >
> Yes, booting with the 2^n existing bootloaders.

Ok, I must be confused then. I though CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START was
introduced in order to allow an alternative address to be provided for
kdump, and that previously it was hard-coded to some
architecture-specific value.

What I was really getting as is if it needs to be configurable at
compile time or not. Obviously there needs to be some sane default


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