Subject: Re: Compressed kernel boot
To: Phil Nelson <>
From: Julian Stacey <>
List: current-users
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 is welcome to borrow code from it if useful, had a hand in it, (jkh is a 532 owner too).

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