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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: initrd change breaks binary compatibility

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 09:42:11PM +0100, Keir Fraser wrote:

> >> I don't know what causes the broken Linux initrd's that the commit
> >> message refers to, but it seems they need to be fixed another way.
> > 
> > I suspect that we're actually broken here.  I think the way we determine
> > the uncompressed size (by reading the last couple bytes) is not
> > something that can, in generally, be safely relied upon.
> > 
> > We could work around this by decompressing the initrd and dynamically
> > expanding the buffer we're decompressing to as needed.
> Yes, we'll do this after 3.0.3-0. It's just a little bit too tricky to slip
> in for the release.

Does this mean the current change will be reverted?


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