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Re: identifying module types

From: Tristan Gingold
Subject: Re: identifying module types
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 06:06:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 03:48:34PM -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 18:02 -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> > 
> > On the consumer side of multiboot (in this case Xen), we need to loop
> > over the tags, and when we find a module tag, how do we know which it
> > is? The Multiboot2 spec tells us "The order of modules is not
> > guaranteed." (Why not?) 
> Of course, requiring that the order be preserved is the simplest
> solution, so unless there is a compelling reason to avoid that, I think
> we should avoid the UUID complexity.
I don't agree here.  Preserving the order is not enough.  The best example
is Xen: even if we agree that the first module is the dom0 kernel, the second
module may be either the dom0 initrd *or* the acm configuration file.  Both
are optional.


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