[syslinux] Problem with 90MB Initrd

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Fri Oct 2 07:56:35 PDT 2015

On Fri, Oct 02, 2015 at 12:23:18PM +0000, Patrick Masotta via Syslinux wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 01, 2015 at 03:07:43PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin via Syslinux wrote:
> > On 10/01/2015 05:18 AM, Patrick Masotta via Syslinux wrote:
> > >
> > > Aside from potentially needing smaller buffers for config files before
> > > parsing (which seems trivial and unnecessary), what other benefits are
> > > there to this strategy?
> >
> > At the core, is that Syslinux is a general bootloader which gives access
> > to a virtual filesystem.  It supports multiple open files, but not
> > seeking or writing.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong:
> Supporting multiple open files could've been done mapping the "whole"
> file in memory w/o requiring multiple in-progress TFTP transfers right?
> > SOME of the reasons to support multiple files have gone away because of
> > the shuffler and more comprehensive memory management, however.
> Do you remember other reasons besides "INCLUDE" handling that today
> might depend on multiple in-progress TFTP transfers?Thanks,
> Best,
> Patrick

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