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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [RFC PATCH 07/35] Make LOAD_OFFSET defined by subarc

On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 08:47:13AM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >I've updated our loader to support this now, so that this patch is
> >no longer necessary.  I have at the same time added a new field to
> >xen_guest which allows specifying the entry point, allowing us to have
> >a different entry point when running the kernel image on Xen.
> Why do you need a separate entry point here? The code should be able to 
> figure out which mode it is run in without
> problems...

I think it's the cleanest way to have different startup code for
native and non-native in the same kernel.  But even if that's not
needed (for Linux), then you can have it point at the same address.
It is also always pointing to a virtual address, while the elf header
one now points to a physical address which doesn't make much sense
in the environment we start the kernel.


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