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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Remove excess calculations for heap_end_ptr
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Yes, you're right,

At first i thought that it is just typo, and right after that i
thought about this case when somebody will change STACK_SIZE

2014-12-26 20:35 GMT+06:00 Jeremiah Mahler <jmmahler@gmail.com>:
> Alexander,
>
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 06:22:42PM +0600, Alexander Kuleshov wrote:
>> heap_end_ptr default value defined as _end+STACK_SZE-512, but
> STACK_SIZE
>
>> STACK_SIZE is already 512.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Kuleshov <kuleshovmail@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/boot/header.S | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/header.S b/arch/x86/boot/header.S
>> index 16ef025..c69b870 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/boot/header.S
>> +++ b/arch/x86/boot/header.S
>> @@ -342,7 +342,7 @@ ramdisk_size: .long 0 # its size in bytes
>> bootsect_kludge:
>> .long 0 # obsolete
>>
>> -heap_end_ptr: .word _end+STACK_SIZE-512
>> +heap_end_ptr: .word _end
>> # (Header version 0x0201 or later)
>> # space from here (exclusive) down to
>> # end of setup code can be used by setup
>
> So right now STACK_SIZE happens to be 512 so STACK_SIZE-512 is zero.
> What happens if someone changes the size of STACK_SIZE?
>
> This change doesn't fix any problem right now and creates potential
> problems in the future.
>
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>>
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