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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 20/22] x86/relocs: Add option to generate 64-bit relocations

On 07/18/17 15:33, Thomas Garnier wrote:
> The x86 relocation tool generates a list of 32-bit signed integers. There
> was no need to use 64-bit integers because all addresses where above the 2G
> top of the memory.
> This change add a large-reloc option to generate 64-bit unsigned integers.
> It can be used when the kernel plan to go below the top 2G and 32-bit
> integers are not enough.

Why on Earth?  This would only be necessary if the *kernel itself* was
more than 2G, which isn't going to happen for the forseeable future.


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