[lkml]   [2017]   [Mar]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/boot: Support uncompressed kernel
On 03/28/17 05:01, Chao Peng wrote:
>> I guess the next step would be to use CONFIG_XIP_KERNEL on x86,
>> which requires an uncompressed kernel but has the additional advantage
>> of sharing the read-only sections of the kernel image across virtual
>> machines, resulting in better RAM and cache usage.
> That is something we wanna look into :)

It is, but that is a second order thing... especially since the x86
kernel makes heavy use of self-patching at the moment. What would be
more significant, though, would be to avoid the memcpy() and instead
decode the uncompressed kernel in-place.


 \ /
  Last update: 2017-03-29 00:51    [W:0.076 / U:0.796 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site