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From: Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk>
To: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@ORACLE.COM>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: add a crc32 checksum to the kernel image.
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 20:58:59 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1202331539.7333.9.camel@cthulhu.hellion.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080205170939.10085936.randy.dunlap@oracle.com>


On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 17:09 -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:02:48 +0000 Ian Campbell wrote:
> >  
> > +**** THE IMAGE CHECKSUM
> > +
> > +The CRC-32 is calculated over the entire file using an initial
> > +remainder of 0xffffffff.  The checksum is appended to the file
> 
> Run-on sentences.
> Use period (full stop) or semi-colon at end of above sentence.
> If using a period, capitalize the next word.  Thanks.
> 
> 
> > +therefore the CRC of the file up to the limit specified in the syssize
> > +field of the header is always 0.

Thanks. I went with:

+The CRC-32 is calculated over the entire file using an initial
+remainder of 0xffffffff.  The checksum is appended to the file;
+therefore the CRC of the file up to the limit specified in the syssize
+field of the header is always 0.


-- 
Ian Campbell

If the master dies and the disciple grieves, the lives of both have
been wasted.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-06 20:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-31 21:45 [PATCH] x86: define OBJCOPYFLAGS explicitly for each target Ian Campbell
2008-01-31 21:45 ` [PATCH] x86: use ELF format in compressed images Ian Campbell
2008-01-31 21:45   ` [PATCH] x86: add a crc32 checksum to the kernel image Ian Campbell
2008-01-31 21:45     ` [PATCH] x86: bump image header to version 2.08 Ian Campbell
2008-01-31 22:10     ` [PATCH] x86: add a crc32 checksum to the kernel image H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-01  0:23       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-01  9:02       ` Ian Campbell
2008-02-01 13:07         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-06  1:09         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-06 20:58           ` Ian Campbell [this message]
2008-02-06 21:01             ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-01  0:43     ` David Newall
2008-02-01  1:16       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-01  5:46         ` David Newall
2008-02-01 10:58         ` Ian Campbell
2008-01-31 22:45 ` [PATCH] x86: define OBJCOPYFLAGS explicitly for each target Ingo Molnar

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