[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Download payload from console via XMODEM

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Oct 6 18:05:29 CEST 2006

* Ed Swierk <eswierk at arastra.com> [061006 02:42]:
> The attached patch adds a new option, CONFIG_XMODEM_ROM_STREAM, that
> allows LinuxBIOS to download its payload from the console via the
> XMODEM file transfer protocol.
> This is handy if you want to try out a payload that's too big to fit
> into ROM, and you haven't yet gotten IDE or USB devices to work.
> I chose to hook this into the ROM stream code so it can take advantage
> of the usual compression methods, but one could imagine moving it to a
> separate "serial stream" mechanism.

Moving it into a "serial stream" (which would need to use compression,
too) would be a good idea I suppose. 

the rom stream is kind of crowded already..


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