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Re: head.S and init_task.c vs addinitrd

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: head.S and init_task.c vs addinitrd
From: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:14:49 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020415201017.19735Q-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 08:13:42PM +0200
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On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 08:13:42PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Guido Guenther wrote:
>
> > Are you telling me the only reason for the changes in
> > init_task.c/head.S
> > were made to break the elf2ecoff/addinitrd "hack"? Where exactly was
> > there a hack in head.S/init_task.c. Please point me to the line of
> > code
> > since I don't understand enough about the kernel to see it.
>
>  I meant it stopped working because it is an ugly hack.  It is too
>  fragile
> to work in all cases.
I admit it's fragile but I'm still puzzled why the changes broke it and
if we can revert those changes on the linux_2_4 branch.
 -- Guido

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