Re: [PATCH 0/2] x86_32 cleanup: KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE
From: Stratos Psomadakis
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 14:59:03 EST
On 02/27/2011 11:21 PM, Stratos Psomadakis wrote:
> I noticed that KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE is no longer used by x86_32 code
> (head_32.S no longer uses it for the initial kernel mapping).
> We can thus remove the assert from the vmlinux.lds.S file, and
> remove it completely for x86_32 code.
> Since head_32.S doesn't use it anymore, I can't find a reason
> why we should impose such a limit on the kernel image size
> (although a 512+MB kernel image isn't what one would call a realistic
> scenario :P)
> I think that a limit on the size of the image is imposed anyway
> by decompress_kernel()(if I understood correctly).
> I also updated the comments in head_32.S which still had references
> to KERNEL_IMAGE_SIZE.
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