[LinuxBIOS] issue 20, island aruma update

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Wed Nov 23 18:01:21 CET 2005

Richard Smith wrote:

> What do you plan to do for platforms like VIA, geode or other embedded
> setups which may never support CAR?  Or at least it will be awhile
> until they do.

I want to deprecate ROMCC as much as we possibly can. Over time, we're 
going to find all systems supporting CAR, so in the long run, ROMCC will 
be gone. Of course, as long as we need ROMCC, it will be there; but if a 
system can use CAR, it should never use ROMCC!

I really think ROMCC is one of the neatest things I've ever seen, but I 
would still like to get it out of linuxbios, now that we know how CAR 
works. I don't like having a C compiler as part of LinuxBIOS -- we have 
enough code to maintain.

Also, it's not clear that CAR won't work on these other platforms, now 
that we know the "CAR trick". It has not been tested. I suspect it will 
work on VIA.


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