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Re: Proposed patch: ppcdetect -> archdetect

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 11:52:06AM -0500, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> Why is the zImage called vmlinuz (see above). Surely this must confuse more
> people than just me. Above you say you provide it and below you do not.


Originally the UNIX kernel images was called `unix'.
When UNIX got virtual memory support, it became `vmunix'.

Similarly, the Linux image was called `vmlinux', and when it got compression
support (either implicit or explicit), people use `vmlinuz'.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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