bi_record and initrd

Tom Rini trini at
Fri Nov 15 04:48:07 EST 2002

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 04:54:47PM +0100, Magnus Damm wrote:

> The bi_record setup code in linux/arch/ppc/boot/simple/misc-embedded.c
> doesn't care about the initrd size. So, if you are using a initrd that
> crosses a megabyte-boundary you will have your initrd overwritten with
> the bi_record. This results in crc error when unpacking the initrd.
> The quick fix is to add a offset to the boot-code and to
> arch/ppc/kernel/setup.c.
> So, what's the long term solution?
> Passing a pointer to the kernel?

Can you give more information about where everything is loaded up at?  I
thought this was a non-issue, but it's been a while since I tested

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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