[LinuxBIOS] Names names.. [was: Linux vs. Open?]

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Thu Mar 17 06:06:01 CET 2005

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:18:33AM -0600, Richard Smith wrote:
> > pretty good, "mainboard firmware" - but then I'm back at the
> > original problem; what to call the non-payload part. Core?
> > Hardware init?
> What about init phase?  The whole pre-payload is basically just a
> per-subsystem init procedure.  Be it CPU, memory, pci cards, or
> whatever.

I like that! Although a small alarm goes off in the back of my head
since Linux and init are already pretty close to each other, at least
in my memory bank. But perhaps hwinit or hardware init? Oh, that's
the second time I come up with that.. :) "Hardware initialization
phase" or hwinit for short, sounds good?

> > Terribly sorry if anyone thinks I'm splitting hairs. I just want
> > to see what ideas are out there on this.
> I doubt anyone thinks that.  I'm sure that most of us are just
> happy that someone _is_ thinking about these kind of things and
> actually doing something.  This is exactly the type of info that a
> newbe needs.  Attention to this type of stuff is what sets a good
> "Project" apart from just a pile of code.

Thanks! That's very encouraging. :) I wish I had time and hardware
to contribute to the code as well, but I don't mind working on
"softer" matters.


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