[LinuxBIOS] ELF loader in v3

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Sun Jul 1 00:51:38 CEST 2007

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 10:03:26PM +0200, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> My proposal would be to decompress the ELF image to some location,
> lookk if that location overlaps with the places the data is copied
> to, and if so, determine a large-enough chunk of memory and
> decompress it to there again

Sorry, NAK. I don't like unneccessary work.

If need be, teach elfboot to peek into compressed streams so that it
can tell the decompressor a safe place to decomress to.

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 10:55:25PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> >  Right now, my solution is to mark it nocompress:, before that,
> >  I just decompressed it to a fixed location for experimentation.
> >  It has to be done one way or the other.
> I think the uncompress: marker is fine.

It must be automatic.

> I think we really want to freeze lar in the long or even short run.

Certainly, but let's wait until later.


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