Re: [PATCH -v7 1/3] x86 boot: setup data

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H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> No, he doesn't.  The boot protocol version is communication between
> the boot loader and the kernel (specifically, it is communication FROM
> the kernel TO the bootloader), not between internal bits of the
> kernel.  Th

So the bootloader will only fill out fields the kernel claims to understand?

> Since the pointer is safely inside the setup template, even if the
> bootloader doesn't understand boot protocol version 2.08 it will have
> copied it.


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