[LinuxBIOS] Patch for vmlinux amd64 with mkelfImage
stepan at coresystems.de
Sun Nov 5 13:40:12 CET 2006
* yhlu <yinghailu at gmail.com> [061105 08:05]:
> I hope you can keep startup_32 in your new arch/x86_64/kernel/head.S.
> then we don't need to switch from 32bit mode to 64 bit mode in head.s
> of mkelfImage. and still convert 64elf to 32bit elf. Also it would
> make other 32 bit bootloader still can load vmlinux64.
Are we not going to switch to 64bit mode in LinuxBIOS anyways? Then we
just need a 64bit version of mkelfimage.
> Or we need to make elfboot in LinuxBIOS to be 64elf aware, and it need
> to switch 64bit before load 64bit elf.
This is the preferred thing I guess, because it will allow us to use
other 64bit payloads as well without requiring that they do the same
weird 32->64bit trampolining as Linux does...
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