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

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Wed Aug 29 15:24:20 CEST 2007

On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 09:24:22AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> [070828 20:51]:
> > I don't see a real problem meshing uwe's work with mine.
> > 
> > We could do this:
> > 
> > normal/preboot0, 1, 2, 3  --> preboot payloads such as lbmenu
> > normal/payload0, 1, 2, 3, the actualy payload
> Keep in mind that there might be images at some point that contain
> lbmenu, GRUB2, OFW and EFI at the same time.

Yep. I don't think we need or want to make a difference for "preboot" or
other payloads. All payloads should be equal.

The "preboot" ones will probably be written by us anyway (e.g. lbmenu)
and they can just return control to LinuxBIOS. Most existing payloads
(memtest, OFW, Linux, etc.) will not ever return anyway, so they can't
be "preboot" payloads in any sense, at least I don't see how.

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