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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
To: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Etienne Lorrain <etienne_lorrain@yahoo.fr>,
	vgoyal@in.ibm.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Re : [PATCH] Compressed ia32 ELF file generation for loading by Gujin 1/3
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 06:06:15 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45D07457.9030006@zytor.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m17iuny2xg.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com>

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> 
> With ELF we get a single file format that works on multiple
> architectures and for multiple OS-s, with well understood rules.  This
> allows for a broader audience who can review and maintain the code.
> In addition to the real possibility of multi-architecture or multi-os
> bootloaders.
> 

Well understood MAYBE (although the "virtual" versus "physical" address 
stuff in ELF is clearly misspecified in the extreme), but they are 
clearly not sufficient for presenting a well-defined entry condition. 
So it's not really anywhere near as straightforward as you make it sound.

	-hpa


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-12 14:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-08 13:10 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-09  5:59 ` Vivek Goyal
2007-02-09 13:04   ` Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-09 19:42     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11 13:23       ` RE : " Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-11 20:49         ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-12 10:42           ` Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-12 12:29             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-12 13:58               ` Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-12 14:06               ` H. Peter Anvin [this message]
2007-02-12 19:47                 ` Eric W. Biederman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-02-08  9:48 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-08 11:20 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-08 11:37 ` Vivek Goyal
2007-02-08 12:10   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-07 14:29 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-07 17:12 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-02-06 17:23 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-06 17:34 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-02-06 18:12 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 13:23 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-06 13:12 Etienne Lorrain
2007-02-07  6:44 ` Vivek Goyal
2007-02-06 12:49 Etienne Lorrain

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