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Subject[RFC PATCH] x86/doc/boot_protocol: Correct the description of "reloc"
The fields marked with (reloc) actually are not dedicated for writing,
but communicating info for relocatable kernel with boot loaders. For

============ ============
Field name: pref_address
Type: read (reloc)
Offset/size: 0x258/8
Protocol: 2.10+
============ ============

============ ========================
Field name: code32_start
Type: modify (optional, reloc)
Offset/size: 0x214/4
Protocol: 2.00+
============ ========================

Signed-off-by: Cao jin <>
Unless I have incorrect non-native understanding for "fill in", I think
this is inaccurate.

Documentation/x86/boot.rst | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/x86/boot.rst b/Documentation/x86/boot.rst
index 08a2f100c0e6..a611bf04492d 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/boot.rst
+++ b/Documentation/x86/boot.rst
@@ -243,7 +243,7 @@ bootloader ("modify").

All general purpose boot loaders should write the fields marked
(obligatory). Boot loaders who want to load the kernel at a
-nonstandard address should fill in the fields marked (reloc); other
+nonstandard address should consult with the fields marked (reloc); other
boot loaders can ignore those fields.

The byte order of all fields is littleendian (this is x86, after all.)

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