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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:15:48 -0500
From:	Rayson Ho <raysonlogin@...il.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	mouse@...c.ru, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: FatELF & patents

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 4:54 PM, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> A variant of the Sparc SILO boot loader, called TILO, was
> doing this with Sparc Linux kernel images 15 or so years ago.

Patent 5432937:
 Filing date: Aug 20, 1993
 Issue date: Jul 11, 1995

According to the files' copyright header (excluding inflate.c, which
is actually the gzip stuff), the project was started in 1995 or 1996.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/packages/infosystems/ultrapenguin/sparc/misc/src/trees/tilo-0.2/src/

Rayson



>
> It packs a 32-bit and a 64-bit Linux kernel into one blob and figures
> out which one to actually boot once it figures out what kind of
> machine it is executing on.
>
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