[syslinux] Including multiple configuration files
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Tue May 22 19:36:50 PDT 2007
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Yes. The core of syslinux is written in assembly, and the memory
> management issues in the assembly code makes maintaining multiple open
> buffers infeasible. The menu system is written in C and doesn't have
> this limitation.
<sheepishly>Bullshit.</sheepishly> I just realized that this was true
at one point, but isn't anymore -- the infrastructure changes that were
necessary to support blksize (PXELINUX), FAT32 (SYSLINUX) and EXTLINUX
already take care of the necessary extra buffering. ISOLINUX currently
doesn't use it, but the SYSLINUX/EXTLINUX variant should carry straight
over with minimal changes.
Maybe this isn't even all that hard to do.
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