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

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 22:49:33 EST

Andi Kleen wrote:
> It's still unclear to me why exactly you want to rewrite it?
> Are there any particular bugs in the current code you want to fix?

It's more the sheer degree of unmaintainability which is grating on my
nerves. There is way too much hocus-pocus going on, and I dare to say
that probably noone understands what actually happens in there.

In response to the question about what the code looks like, I have put a
development snapshot patch at:

Note that it compiles, but it doesn't work yet. This is not a
submission, just a "what does the code actually look like" sample.

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