Subject: Re: New sparc64 netboot image available


On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 11:15:55PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 04/03/2017 11:13 PM, Frans van Berckel wrote:
> > Are you able to look into a compressed kernel as well? As suggested by
> > Aaro. Or do we need a TILO patch, handeling such an kernel?
> Hmm, not sure what you mean. The kernel that d-i uses for the cdrom and
> netboot
> images is already compressed:
> [email protected]:/srv/d-i/debian-installer/installer/build/tmp/netboot# file
> vmlinuz-4.9.0-2-sparc64
> vmlinuz-4.9.0-2-sparc64: gzip compressed data, max compression, from Unix
> [email protected]:/srv/d-i/debian-installer/installer/build/tmp/netboot#

The image that is loaded by "boot net" is the boot.img file, and the
kernel there is uncompressed.

$ strings boot.img | grep Linux | head -5
Linux version 4.9.0-2-sparc64 ([email protected]) (gcc version
6.3.0 20170321 (Debian 6.3.0-11) ) #1 Debian 4.9.18-1 (2017-03-30)
Linux panicing
Linux rebooting
Linux powering off
Linux halting



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