[BULK] RFC: Generic shadow mechanism useable from a payload
adam at cfar.umd.edu
Sun Jan 30 15:05:01 CET 2005
>>> Yes you can do that with ELF.
>>> The big gotcha is going to be that there are pirq tables current
>>> stored at 0xf0000 that you are not going to want to stomp.
>> Actually thats not that much of an issue. It currently stomps it already
>> ADLO has that table broken out into a single binary file. All I do is
>> copy the table binary table generated with linubios into the adlo
>> build file and it gets stuck in the adlo image. Loader.s copies it
>> to a specific location.
>> So really if you loaded loader and ADLO code after the linuxbios PIRQ
>> table location and then tweaked loader to not make a PIRQ it should be
>> Not haveing to do the PIRQ table copy would be nice but its pretty
>> trival. A script to do it automatically would be easy.
> The fact that ADLO has to manually customized per board is what
> keeps it from being a lot more generally usable.
something I have been wondering. Suppose someone starts working on that
IDE driver to fix it for once in bochs bios. Won't we find out that
getting it work right is chip-set specific thing?
curently bochs bios is based on intel 440fx chipset or some such.
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