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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2014-10-06 09:27:44 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2014-10-06 09:27:44 -0700
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NEWS: Update for 6.03 releasesyslinux-6.03
Thanks to Ady <ady-sf@hotmail.com> for most of this writeup. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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@@ -2,6 +2,81 @@ Starting with 1.47, changes marked with SYSLINUX, PXELINUX, ISOLINUX
or EXTLINUX apply to that specific program only; other changes apply
to all derivatives.
+Changes in 6.03:
+ * chain: Fix chainloading on 6.02 (Raphael S. Carvalho).
+ * core: Do not leak the __lowmem and __bss16 macros to modules;
+ hide them so modules will not use them.
+ * load_linux: Do not use size heuristic for non-relocatable
+ kernels, for zImage kernels and for non-Linux kernels.
+ * PXELINUX: Fix the SENDCOOKIES feature for HTTP
+ (Russel Santillanes).
+ * gnu-efi: Add gnu-efi as a submodule.
+ * ANSI: Support color tables with more than 256 entries
+ (James Buren).
+ * EFI: Fix displayed version; add DATE (Gene Cumm)
+ * PXELINUX, EFI: Fix bad read of file size over TFTP on EFI64
+ (Sylvain Gault).
+ * Fix hand over to kernel:
+ "Booting kernel failed: Invalid argument" error.
+ * ISOLINUX: EDX, LBA values higher than 65535; work around for
+ buggy BIOS, where the system would hang, would reboot, or
+ would show a "Disk error 01, AX=42" message.
+ * core/legacynet: Enable dot quad resolution (Gene Cumm).
+ * diag/geodsp improvements (Gene Cumm).
+ * DOS: Fix syslinux.com DOS-based installer.
+ * Improve gcc 4.3.0 compatibility.
+ * syslxint: fix compilation on non-x86 architectures.
+ * localboot: Fix "localboot 0x80" and similar cases.
+ * Add memset() calls prior to any intcall() and other mem fixes;
+ specially relevant for older hardware and/or buggy BIOS.
+ * poweroff.c32: Fixes (Gene Cumm).
+ * HDT: Fix memory leak in CLI (Felipe Pena).
+ * ACPI: Remove memset of buffer; it makes things clearer but
+ also prevents some compilation warnings (Erwan Velu).
+ * Add manpages for isohybrid, memdiskfind
+ (Peter Jones, Gene Cumm).
+ * ISOLINUX: Experimental Rock Ridge support (Thomas Schmitt).
+ * comapi: Remove the comapi interfaces.
+ * EFI: Fixes on PE files and OVMF compatibility
+ (Sylvain Gault, Gene Cumm).
+ * EFI: Updates and fixes for gnu-efi sub-module
+ (Sylvain Gault, Gene Cumm).
+ * BIOS: Fix low memory check.
+ * Filesystem UUID to SYSAPPEND bit 0x40000 for FAT and ext2
+ (Serj Kalichev).
+ * Makefiles: Export the firmware type as a cpp variable.
+ Additional improvements. Fix "make spotless".
+ * core, BIOS: Move __syslinux_shuffler_size to assembly.
+ Actually get the shuffler size sanely. Fix booting recent
+ Syslinux versions on certain hardware and on certain
+ virtualization software (e.g. QEMU 0.11.1, VirtualBox 4.1.x).
+ * lua: Upgrade to v.5.2.3 (Ferenc W√°gner) and additional fixes.
+ * chainload: Fixes to chain.c32 and pxechn.c32.
+ * NTFS: Make byte_shift a constant.
+ * NTFS: Correct parsing of file runs (Andy Alex).
+ * core, BIOS: Correct detection of EDD (Andy Alex).
+ * core: Avoid initializing the cache more than once
+ (Raphael S. Carvalho).
+ * NTFS: Handle fragmented $MFT file (Andy Alex).
+ * BIOS: Use int 0x16, ah=0x02 to probe for shift flags. Attempt
+ workaround for USB keyboards not responding at boot time.
+ * kbd: Getting the keyboard shift state is now a firmware method.
+ * kbd: Fix force-prompt features.
+ * BTRFS: Fix booting on BTRFS.
+ * cache, btrfs: Provide a general cached read routine.
+ * NTFS: Correct file->offset usage in ntfs_readdir (Andy Alex).
+ * New support for UFS/FFS (UFS1/2) (Raphael S. Carvalho).
+ * adv: Remove double definition;
+ it should fix uses of the ADV, including "--once".
+ * memdump: Remove old obsolete COM16 binary.
+ * isohybrid: Numerous fixes (Thomas Schmitt).
+ * chain.c32: Add an adjustable "strict={0,1,2}" flag, improve
+ error reporting (Michal Soltys.)
+ * lpxelinux.0: Workaround for various buggy BIOSes (Gene
+ Cumm.)
+ * PXE: Fix a stack-smashing bug which broke a large number of
+ systems.
+
Changes in 6.02:
* efi64: Add support for booting 32-bit kernels.
* efi: Use the EFI handover protocol when booting kernels if