[syslinux] Problem with 90MB Initrd

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Oct 2 08:46:23 PDT 2015

Background images come to mind.

On October 2, 2015 5:23:18 AM PDT, Patrick Masotta <masottaus at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Aside from potentially needing smaller buffers for config files
>> parsing (which seems trivial and unnecessary), what other benefits
>> there to this strategy?
>At the core, is that Syslinux is a general bootloader which gives
>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.
>    -hpa
>Do you remember other reasons besides "INCLUDE" handling that today
>might depend on multiple in-progress TFTP transfers?Thanks,

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