Commit c9a88b4a authored by Joachim Wiedorn's avatar Joachim Wiedorn

Fix: remove obsolete workaround (see 22.2-3.1)

parent 87555a08
......@@ -65,8 +65,9 @@ lilo (1:23.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
- Add usage hints about -H option in src/lilo.c. (Closes: #459714)
- su-to-root command without path in debian/ (Closes: #431077)
- Diffs for NMUs already included. (Closes: #504267, #409663)
- Remove old obsolete workaround (see bugreport 146350#25).
-- Joachim Wiedorn <> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:45:55 +0100
-- Joachim Wiedorn <> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:38:32 +0100
lilo (1:22.8-10) unstable; urgency=low
Package: lilo
Subject: remove obsolete bios workaround
Author: Joachim Wiedorn <ad_debian at>
Forwarded: yes
Last-Update: 2011-01-18
In the changelog of Debian lilo 22.2-3.1 (from 2002-05-10) was noted:
* This upstream version uses int15,0xe820 to fetch the memory map.
However, sufficiently many systems don't implement this interrupt
correctly. We avoid the errant code for now. The next upstream
release fixes this problem for real. Note to Russell: this patch
must be removed for the next upstream release.
Unfortunately nobody had remembered to this note and removed this
workaround with the new upstream release. But the upstream release
22.3 (from 2002-10-19) of have the following note in its CHANGES:
- Compensate for buggy BIOS in int 15h, fn E820h call to avoid
overlapping memory areas
Now I remove this very old workaround because it is obsolete since
May 2002!
diff -urN s10/src/second.S s11/src/second.S
--- s10/src/second.S 2010-06-20 00:20:26.000000000 +0200
+++ s11/src/second.S 2011-01-18 20:18:55.903147359 +0100
@@ -2927,8 +2927,7 @@
xor edx,edx ; flag nothing found
xor esi,esi ; flag size==0
xor ebx,ebx
- ;jmp e8go ; circumvented due to BIOS problems
- br no_e801 ; skip to backup plan
+ jmp e8go
e8go2: or ebx,ebx ; test for end
jz e8go5
e8go: push edx ; save best prospect
......@@ -8,3 +8,4 @@
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