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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2023 09:47:50 +1300
From:   Michael Cree <mcree@...on.net.nz>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Cc:     Dimitri John Ledkov <dimitri.ledkov@...onical.com>,
        Richard Henderson <richard.henderson@...aro.org>,
        Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@...assic.park.msu.ru>,
        Matt Turner <mattst88@...il.com>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, linux-alpha@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-m68k@...ts.linux-m68k.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
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 <dimitri.ledkov@...onical.com> 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
partition.

Cheers
Michael.


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