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Re: [Xen-devel] [Linaro-uefi] [PATCH] xen: arm: implement generic multiboot compatibility strings (Was: Re: The GRUB multiboot support patch for aarch64(V3.1))

On Thu, 2014-06-05 at 18:03 +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
> >> While we are modifying the protocol, "linux-zImage" is confusing in the
> >> name. Actually we can use it for an ELF, another OS... I don't think Xen
> >> will change his behavior depending of the DOM0 image.

Actually thinking about this some more I think you are right. Xen
already probes the kernel it gets so we can safely implement this as
multiboot,kernel, since we don't really need the more specific type. If
in the future some non-probable kernel comes along which we want to
support we still have the option of adding more specific compatibility

Fu Wei -- if this is OK with you I will modify the wiki page to
s/multiboot,linux-zimage/multiboot,kernel/ and rev this patch to suit.

Can we do something similar with linux-ramdisk? I'm not sure since we
cannot easily probe the ramdisk contents. We could base the ramdisk
behaviour on the probed behaviour of the kernel. Anyone got any


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