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Re: Kernel using LZMA compression



> The executive summary is: Xen does not let a kernel boot itself, because mimicking bare hardware is too tedious (and pointless.) Instead, Xen instantiates an instance of a kernel into the Xen environment.  To do this instantiation, Xen does its own decompression, so Xen must know everything about the compression.

I know you're right. But that sound stupid to me: The kernel itself
has routines built-in for decompression. Why isn't it enough to let
Xen use the same routines for decompression as the kernel?


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