[LinuxBIOS] ELF loader in v3

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sun Jul 1 02:21:04 CEST 2007

On 01.07.2007 00:51, Peter Stuge wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, our implementation of lzma decompression does not decompress
to a stream, only in bulk. Choosing streaming decompression is
possible, but the memory requirements made me decide against it.
Decompression speed is also significantly slower for streaming lzma


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