Re: [PATCH] x86: only load initrd above 4g on second try

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Aug 26 2014 - 17:54:06 EST

On 08/26/2014 02:45 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> Mantas found that after commit 4bf7111f5016 ("x86/efi: Support initrd
> loaded above 4G"), the kernel freezes at the earliest possible moment
> when trying to boot via UEFI on Asus laptop.
> There are buggy EFI implementations: with EFI run time, kernel need
> to load file with 512bytes alignment when buffer is above 4G.

This makes absolutely zero sense. Please explain what the actual
problem is here.


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