IDEA: Linux kernel and pcbios compatibility...
rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Dec 19 14:33:00 CET 2003
On 19 Dec 2003, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> The observation has been that any sufficiently general firmware
> bootloader tends to become an OS, so why not use a real OS.
ah ha! we've come full circle :-)
good to hear.
> So the things I actually care about are: booting over myrinet,
> booting over inifinband, booting over quadrics, booting over a pair of
> bonded nics. Having a good tg3 driver. Getting Lustre as my root
> filesystem. Unless size issues kill it again I am going to use the
> linux kernel as my bootloader to do this.
yah, this is why we still put linux in flash here at LANL.
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