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Re: [PATCH] grub2 should not unzip Linux initramfs

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grub2 should not unzip Linux initramfs
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:03:51 +0100
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Committed, thanks.
On 12.11.2013 11:25, Lukas Schwaighofer wrote:
> Hi,
> the initramfs protocol (see [1]) supports multiple concatenated archives.
> Because of grub2's implicit unzipping of gz-compressed multiboot
> modules, a valid initramfs-file (e.g. in my case containing of two
> concatenated gz-files) may be rendered unbootable.
> I have attached the trivial patch adding --nounzip to the the
> appropriate module-directive when generating XEN boot entries. As this
> resembles the behavior when booting without XEN (using the grub2
> commands linux and initrd) more closely I don't expect any problems.
> I have reported this to the Debian bugtracker before [2] with no
> response, but I suppose this is the correct point to report this issue.
> Thank you
> Lukas
> [1]
> [2]
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