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

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 12:48:06 EST

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

> Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Sure.
>> Peter do we want to use the bootloader byte and assign lguest it's own
>> bootloader type or do we want to add another field specific to
>> paravirtualized environments?
> The bootloader byte is already a bit too overused; I'm a little scared
> that we're going to run out of boot loader IDs as it is.
> We probably should add another field, and while we're at it maybe we
> should add a boot loader extension field.

A dedicated subarchitecture field would make sense. One of the pieces
that would be nice is if we could detect other non paravirt

James is there a reasonable way to detect voyager at boot time?
So we could potentially have a generic kernel that can also boot on

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