[LinuxBIOS] small 64bit initrd

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Thu Jan 12 00:19:27 CET 2006

For LinuxBIOS support, besides mkelfImage, We still need cmos_util...

We may can separate these stuff in two location
1. kernel + initrd( with busybox as shell) --- with this we can access
all media. (I don't want to use udev)
2. final kernel. mkelfImage. Cmos_util....


-----Original Message-----
From: ebiederman at lnxi.com [mailto:ebiederman at lnxi.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 2:02 PM
To: Ronald G Minnich
Cc: Lu, Yinghai; linuxbios at openbios.org; Fastboot mailing list;
kboot-general at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] small 64bit initrd

Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:

> Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Check it out just skimming through the documentation it looks like it
>> has already surpassed FILO in capabilities.
> I think kboot and tinykernels and such could get us back to the
original vision
> of linuxbios from years ago -- linux is the bios. Let's hope.

One step at a time.

A lot of the tiny kernel work has been merged into linus's tree
for 2.6.16.

I think the interesting linuxbios related kboot activities are.
1) Hook mkelfImage into the build so we will easily have an image
   that we can use with linuxbios.
2) Figure out how to use kboot on host nodes :)  Video now works on a
good day.

And then there is my very evil plan spam the kboot list on topic
discussion :)


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