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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 00/27] x86, boot, 64bit: Add support for loading ramdisk and bzImage above 4G
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
> There are obviously good bits to this patchset, but I'm really starting to
> think the "pseudo-linear mode" via a trap handler -- meaning we can access
> all of memory without any extra effort -- makes more sense. In fact, that
> way we could just build the full page tables without worrying about
> incremental bootstrap, depending on if that is a complexity win or not.
> Either way, this is for native only: the Xen domain builder or other similar
> entry paths should be setting up page tables that cover all of memory; I'm
> hoping Konrad and Stefano can confirm this.
> The only reason to go with another approach I can think of is if it makes
> 32/64-bit unification cleaner.

ok. let's wait until the new approach working.



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