[LinuxBIOS] Expand linuxbiosv3 support

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Tue Dec 11 17:06:47 CET 2007

On 10/12/07 21:22 -0800, ron minnich wrote:
> On Dec 10, 2007 8:54 AM, Myles Watson <myles at pel.cs.byu.edu> wrote:
> > > further question, could we get rid of mkelfimage? I can't see why
> > > we're still using it.
> >
> > mkelfimage combines the kernel and the init.rd so it an be loaded by kexec.
> we have initramfs now. initrd is so 20th century :-)
> and lar parses elf images. I no longer see a need for mkelfimage.
That is a very closed minded attitude.  You may not see a reason for 
mkelfimage, but it still remains the only way to functionally boot a
kernel under v2.  When v3 has many more hours behind it and we can forget
all about v2, then we'll revisit it, but 99.99% of the customers and
users here need a solution today, and mkelfimage is it.

Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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