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Re: [PATCH] Trim a few bytes from boot.img

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Trim a few bytes from boot.img
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:53:37 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:53:51PM +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > A while back, I was looking for eight extra bytes in boot.img so that I
> > could put a keyboard modifier check in there, allowing me to avoid
> > printing "GRUB loading" by default, which my boss^3 has been asking me
> > for, without crippling debugging in the process.  I knew I could find a
> > few by shortening error messages (e.g. "Hard Disk" -> "HD"), but I asked
> > Colin King, one of our kernel hackers, if he could find a nicer
> > approach.  He came up with a patch which I massaged a bit into this.
> > What do people think?
> >
> > It seems as if it might be generally useful to have a bit of spare space
> > in here, although I would certainly appreciate it if people didn't use
> > it all at once. ;-)
> Looks goo. Can you merge it into experimental?

Done.  It's /people/cjwatson/trim-boot-img as well.


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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