[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH][v3] Support for multiple LinuxBIOS payloads

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Wed Aug 29 09:21:52 CEST 2007

* Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [070828 01:01]:
> On 19.08.2007 20:14, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> >  - Payload files must be named 'payload[0-9]', i.e. payload0, payload1, etc.
> >    Actually, you can specify the prefix (e.g. 'payload') via Kconfig.
> Can we tell the implementation in some way that we'd like it to ignore
> payloads with numbers before x?

Seems simple, but why?

> >  - All payload files must be in the same target directory (which can be
> >    specified via Kconfig).
> I'd like not to introduce/keep such limitations.
I think this is merely a practical issue as Kconfig is not that

> Can one payload decide which payload to run next? For example, lbmenu
> might want to make sure the netboot payload is run instead of FILO.

I suggest that LinuxBIOS decides via the CMOS or some similar mechanism
(LBtable?) which payload to run next. This should be a mechanism that
LinuxBIOS and the payload can modify.


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