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

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 16:09:01 EST

"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Vivek Goyal wrote:
>>> What about once the kernel is booted?
>> Sorry did not understand the question. Few more lines will help.
> Is this field intended to protect any kind of memory during the early boot phase
> of the kernel proper, or only the decompressor?

Yes, the field should account for memory usage until the kernel starts
doing the accounting at run time.

I'm actually surprised that taking into account the .bss was not enough to
cover up anything the decompressor was doing. Usually the kernel's .bss
is more than the extra 32K or so that the decompressor uses.

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