Re: [patches] [PATCH] [21/22] x86_64: Extend bzImage protocol forrelocatable bzImage

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 00:42:13 EST

On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 00:24 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Is it possible to decompress and extract the kernel image from the
> bzImage without executing it? Ie, is there enough information to find
> the compressed data part of the bzImage by inspection?
> At some point we'll need to change the Xen domain builder to handle
> bzImage files, and it would be best if we didn't need to run them.

Almost. See lguest's launcher code: load_bzimage(). You'll hate it 8)


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