Re: Boot failure in 2.5.31 BK with new TLS patch

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 03:35:43 EST

On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, James Bottomley wrote:

> I fixed this as part of my cleanups, but it doesn't actually make a
> difference to the voyagers. What kills them is either gdt not 8 bytes
> aligned in setup.S or %cs above about 0x30 when going from real to
> protected mode (once in protected mode, it will happily accept arbitrary
> descriptor values).

the later we cannot fix sensibly, it introduces a dependency on our main
GDT. And it's good to have a small GDT in the boot sector anyway - so your
patch definitely looks good to me.


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