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Re: initrd loading, max size, addr_min, and page_align

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: initrd loading, max size, addr_min, and page_align
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 06:30:50 +0300

В Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:14:28 -0600
Bruce Dubbs <address@hidden> пишет:

> Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> > В Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:55:54 +0000 Eric Ewanco <address@hidden>
> > пишет:
> >
> >>
> >> Background: I need to use a really large initrd for x86_64 (Linux 3.4.47),
> >> and I'm near the limit, so I'm studying grub-core/loader/i386/linux.c to
> >> find out the whys and wherefores of the GRUB 2.00 size limit.
> >
> > GRUB 2.00 is way too old.
> But as far as I know grub-2.00 is the last "stable" release.  There is the 
> more 
> current grub-2.02~beta2 that was released over a year ago, but some people 
> prefer releases that upstream has designated as stable.

If you want to discuss a problem on development list, you should at
least verify if this problem exists in current code. 

In practice all ditros I'm aware of are using at least 2.02~beta2 or
what effectively amounts to git snapshot.

> Has grub gone to a policy of git snapshots only and forgone stable releases?

I do not think it is intentional.

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