[coreboot] r783 - coreboot-v3/arch/x86

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Aug 18 22:16:38 CEST 2008

On 18.08.2008 22:00, ron minnich wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
> <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Does the current SELF code allow per-segment compression selection? The
>> SELF wiki page http://www.coreboot.org/SELF suggests this is not the
>> case. How do we load data files to a prespecified location? The entry
>> point is a mandatory part of the SELF spec because it also works as
>> terminator.
> "This segment has executable code to be copied from the data section
> to memory. Each CODE segment has a corresponding block of data, which
> may be compressed in the LAR. Multiple segments of this type are
> allowed. "
> I find the wording to mean that the data can be compressed.

Yes, but where is the algorithm specified? If it's outside the SELF
header, we have to special-case "normal" non-SELF files.



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