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Re: [Xen-devel] booting Xen from EFI

>>> On 15.06.11 at 16:55, Keir Fraser <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 15/06/2011 13:48, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 3) GrUB decompresses simple gzip-ed binaries (i.e. the traditional
>> non-bzImage kernel), but with EFI Xen will need to do so itself.
>> The most obvious choice would seem be to allow for all currently
>> supported compression methods to not only be used inside a
>> bzImage container, but also on a plain ELF binary.
> I don't really understand the problem. As long as we don't get yet another
> pile of decompressors in the tree I don't really care either.

Xen doesn't currently understand a compressed (gzip or other)
ELF image, it can only deal with compressed payloads of bzImage

And no, it would just mean hooking up the existing decompressors
via a second path.


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