[LinuxBIOS] patch: extending LAR, and removing elf from linuxbios (it is not needed)

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Aug 27 20:02:51 CEST 2007

On 27.08.2007 19:25, ron minnich wrote:
> don't get too scared about the subject line.
> LAR is a very capable format. With two simple extensions, we can use
> LAR to replace all that we are using ELF for now. This change can
> really make life better:
> 1. we can use streaming decompress instead of the current "uncompress
> elf to memory and then copy segments" approach.
> [...]
> 5. did I mention streaming decompress?

Streaming decompress for lzma (in the byte-wise decompress meaning)
needs quite a big buffer, so it is not attractive. However, if you mean
segment-wise decompress (if segments are compressed individually), that
would work fine.


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