IDEA: Linux kernel and pcbios compatibility...
rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Dec 19 11:48:01 CET 2003
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Eric W. Biederman <ebiederman at lnxi.com> [031219 01:36]:
> > Brainstorming earlier today I think I have found a way to use
> > an linux kernel for the boot loader and to implement pcbios
> > compatibility without too much cost. The idea is to use
> > a uclinux kernel. And implement a ``user space'' aplication
> > that is a user space shim that makes kernel calls.
> What functionality is it exactly that we need the uclinux
> kernel for? We won't do any scheduling, and we won't need source code
> drivers if we implement a pcbios "emulation"
> What I liked most about the LinuxBIOS2 approach is that
> code was only introduced in the tree when it was specifically needed.
I've been assuming that the uclinux approach is for a payload for those
who want it. I did not expect to see this in the tree.
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