[syslinux] [PATCH 12/19] com32: Delete execute.c and use the one from ldlinux

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Mar 26 15:36:07 PDT 2012

On 03/23/2012 11:02 AM, Matt Fleming wrote:
> From: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming at intel.com>
> ldlinux provides us with an execute.c and all the functions that we
> need, there's no point in duplicating the code in com32/menu.
> Also, the copy in ldlinux doesn't use __com32.cs_bounce. Using
> cs_bounce no longer works with dynamic ELF modules because we don't
> have such tight control over the address space. Instead, memory must
> be allocated dynamically or reserved as part of the object file.
> Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming at intel.com>

It's probably worth noting that even in the 4.xx branches the use of
__com32.cs_bounce is frowned upon nowadays; the recommended way is to
use lmalloc()/lfree().  Even those functions only make sense on BIOS, of


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