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Subject[PATCH v2 2/9] a bug that relocation can not be handled when kernel is loaded above 2G
When process 32 bit relocation tables a local variable extended is
defined to calculate the physical address of relocs entry. However
it's type is int which is enough for i386, for x86_64 not enough.
That's why relocation can only be handled when kernel is loaded
below 2G, otherwise a overflow will happen and cause system hang.

Here change it to long as 32 bit inverse relocation processing does,
and this change is safe for i386 relocation handling too.

Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <>
arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
index 5903089..ac5c05e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
@@ -278,7 +278,7 @@ static void handle_relocations(void *output, unsigned long output_len)
* So we work backwards from the end of the decompressed image.
for (reloc = output + output_len - sizeof(*reloc); *reloc; reloc--) {
- int extended = *reloc;
+ long extended = *reloc;
extended += map;

ptr = (unsigned long)extended;

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