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Re: [Xen-devel] booting Xen from EFI

To: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] booting Xen from EFI
From: Keir Fraser <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:58:21 +0100
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On 15/06/2011 16:22, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

Ah yes I see. That makes sense.

 -- Keir

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