Subject: Re: Compressed kernel boot
To: Phil Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Stacey <email@example.com>
Date: 08/31/1995 03:25:45
> Actually, the boot program does not know how to decompress the kernel.
> A compressed kernel is loaded as data in another program that is
> loaded by the boot program. This other program then decompresses
> the kernel into the proper place in memory and then jumps to it.
FreeBSD also has a compressed kernel arrangement that works for the Intel range
D.K.Brownlee@city.ac.uk is welcome to borrow code from it if useful,
firstname.lastname@example.org had a hand in it, (jkh is a 532 owner too).
Julian H. Stacey Email: email@example.com Web: www.freebsd.org/~jhs/