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Date:	Sat, 04 Nov 2006 23:52:03 -0700
From: (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	"Yinghai Lu" <>
Cc:	"Andi Kleen" <>, Horms <>,
	"Jan Kratochvil" <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
	"Magnus Damm" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 32/33] x86_64: Relocatable kernel support

"Yinghai Lu" <> writes:

> On 8/1/06, Eric W. Biederman <> wrote:
>> I guess I could take this in some slightly smaller steps.
>> But this does wind up with decompressor being 64bit code.
> Sorry to bring out the old mail.
> except reusing the uncompressor in 32bit, is there any reason that you
> removed startup_32 for vmlinux but keep startup_32 for bzImage?
> that will make vmlinux use 64bit boot loader only.

If you are booting a vmlinux you read the ELF header.  The ELF header
only describes the native mode.  Therefore no 32bit entry makes much sense.

bzImage is something else entirely.


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