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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>2013-01-27 10:43:28 -0800
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>2013-01-27 15:56:37 -0800
commit09c205afde70c15f20ca76ba0a57409dad175fd0 (patch)
tree77924ea22cf915e80ffbc5af58851c49e4820f5a /Documentation/x86
parent65315d4889d403ea025081d8ca85ddf7b9c10f39 (diff)
x86, boot: Define the 2.12 bzImage boot protocol
Define the 2.12 bzImage boot protocol: add xloadflags and additional fields to allow the command line, initramfs and struct boot_params to live above the 4 GiB mark. The xloadflags now communicates if this is a 64-bit kernel with the legacy 64-bit entry point and which of the EFI handover entry points are supported. Avoid adding new read flags to loadflags because of claimed bootloaders testing the whole byte for == 1 to determine bzImageness at least until the issue can be researched further. This is based on patches by Yinghai Lu and David Woodhouse. Originally-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> Originally-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Acked-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> Acked-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Acked-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1359058816-7615-26-git-send-email-yinghai@kernel.org Cc: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net> Cc: Gokul Caushik <caushik1@gmail.com> Cc: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> Cc: Joe Millenbach <jmillenbach@gmail.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/x86')
2 files changed, 30 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/boot.txt b/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
index 406d82d5d2bb..3edb4c2887a1 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/boot.txt
@@ -57,6 +57,10 @@ Protocol 2.10: (Kernel 2.6.31) Added a protocol for relaxed alignment
Protocol 2.11: (Kernel 3.6) Added a field for offset of EFI handover
protocol entry point.
+Protocol 2.12: (Kernel 3.9) Added the xloadflags field and extension fields
+ to struct boot_params for for loading bzImage and ramdisk
+ above 4G in 64bit.
The traditional memory map for the kernel loader, used for Image or
@@ -182,7 +186,7 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
0230/4 2.05+ kernel_alignment Physical addr alignment required for kernel
0234/1 2.05+ relocatable_kernel Whether kernel is relocatable or not
0235/1 2.10+ min_alignment Minimum alignment, as a power of two
-0236/2 N/A pad3 Unused
+0236/2 2.12+ xloadflags Boot protocol option flags
0238/4 2.06+ cmdline_size Maximum size of the kernel command line
023C/4 2.07+ hardware_subarch Hardware subarchitecture
0240/8 2.07+ hardware_subarch_data Subarchitecture-specific data
@@ -582,6 +586,27 @@ Protocol: 2.10+
misaligned kernel. Therefore, a loader should typically try each
power-of-two alignment from kernel_alignment down to this alignment.
+Field name: xloadflags
+Type: read
+Offset/size: 0x236/2
+Protocol: 2.12+
+ This field is a bitmask.
+ Bit 0 (read): XLF_KERNEL_64
+ - If 1, this kernel has the legacy 64-bit entry point at 0x200.
+ Bit 1 (read): XLF_CAN_BE_LOADED_ABOVE_4G
+ - If 1, kernel/boot_params/cmdline/ramdisk can be above 4G.
+ Bit 2 (read): XLF_EFI_HANDOVER_32
+ - If 1, the kernel supports the 32-bit EFI handoff entry point
+ given at handover_offset.
+ Bit 3 (read): XLF_EFI_HANDOVER_64
+ - If 1, the kernel supports the 64-bit EFI handoff entry point
+ given at handover_offset + 0x200.
Field name: cmdline_size
Type: read
Offset/size: 0x238/4
diff --git a/Documentation/x86/zero-page.txt b/Documentation/x86/zero-page.txt
index cf5437deda81..199f453cb4de 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/zero-page.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/zero-page.txt
@@ -19,6 +19,9 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
090/010 ALL hd1_info hd1 disk parameter, OBSOLETE!!
0A0/010 ALL sys_desc_table System description table (struct sys_desc_table)
0B0/010 ALL olpc_ofw_header OLPC's OpenFirmware CIF and friends
+0C0/004 ALL ext_ramdisk_image ramdisk_image high 32bits
+0C4/004 ALL ext_ramdisk_size ramdisk_size high 32bits
+0C8/004 ALL ext_cmd_line_ptr cmd_line_ptr high 32bits
140/080 ALL edid_info Video mode setup (struct edid_info)
1C0/020 ALL efi_info EFI 32 information (struct efi_info)
1E0/004 ALL alk_mem_k Alternative mem check, in KB
@@ -27,6 +30,7 @@ Offset Proto Name Meaning
1E9/001 ALL eddbuf_entries Number of entries in eddbuf (below)
1EA/001 ALL edd_mbr_sig_buf_entries Number of entries in edd_mbr_sig_buffer
+1EF/001 ALL sentinel Used to detect broken bootloaders
290/040 ALL edd_mbr_sig_buffer EDD MBR signatures
2D0/A00 ALL e820_map E820 memory map table
(array of struct e820entry)

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