Re: [PATCH] x86: update to place .data section on a page boundary

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 21:22:27 EST

Neil Horman <nhorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Sorry, Replying to myself. I forgot to mention in my last note why specifically
> I was calling for this change, and why it was necessecary. In addition to being
> the standard in the script for executable sections, kexec also appears to rely
> on PT_LOAD sections being on page boundaries. With vmlinux.ld.s as it is, that
> isn't the case, and so we can't load any kernels with kexec at the moment. I've
> seen this on the most recent fedora kernels (which have the latest version of
> this linker script), and this patch corrects that.
> Please look at the file in its entirety, and if you still feel that modifying
> the script so all the ALIGN(4096) directives to be ALIGN(PAGE_SIZE) instead is
> the direction to go, I'll implement the change and test it out.

Is there a reason you don't want to kexec the bzImage?

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