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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2023 09:47:50 +1300
From:   Michael Cree <>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc:     Dimitri John Ledkov <>,
        Richard Henderson <>,
        Ivan Kokshaysky <>,
        Matt Turner <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        Dave Hansen <>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] remove the last bits of a.out support

On Fri, Nov 24, 2023 at 12:00:15AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Dimitri John Ledkov <> writes:
> If it is old code like aboot it may be that it is
> difficult to test any changes.  If memory serves you have to flash your
> firmware to change/test aboot.

No, aboot is written to the first sectors of the boot disk. Yes, there
is a special utilty in the aboot tools to write aboot to the boot
sectors and make sure that there is no overlap with the first


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