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Re: quik kernel size limit

On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 11:21:07PM +0200, Mich Lanners wrote:
> On  16 Oct, this message from Chris Tillman echoed through cyberspace:
> >> Chris, since you're rebuilding quik :-), maybe you can give this a
> >> try as well?
> > 
> > I can; I need to hook up a SCSI disk to really test it? Does the root
> > partition/kernel have to be on the SCSI?
> Well, I asked myself that same question, and it does seem that the
> second stage's ext2 code can only access SCSI disks??

Hmm. No, I have no problem booting /dev/hda6 with quik. I just meant,
does the bug this is supposed to fix only appear on SCSI disks? Does it
appear only when the root partition is on a SCSI disk?
> In load_file() (second/file.c), we first make OF open the device where
> we want to load the kernel from, and then ext2fs_open() with /dev/sdaX
> as device path. Unless ext2fs_open doesn't care about the path itself?
> Ahh, that seems to be the case. We give the ext2 functions a pointer to
> an array with our own IO functions, and those seem to just extract the
> partition number (albeit again only a single digit...). See for instance
> linux_open() in second/file.c

I can't read C code as well as you obviously can. But I could test your 
patch; I just need to know the success/fail criteria.

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