[LinuxBIOS] BIOS compatibility [was: memory table address]

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Wed Nov 7 03:32:19 CET 2007

On 07/11/07 01:54 +0100, Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 05:19:31PM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> > > I would like any BIOS compatibility to be opt-in, and to be
> > > uninteresting because of new shinyness offered by LB and
> > > understood by all. :)
> > 
> > Except of course, the e820 table parser in the kernel... :)
> Not neccessarily. Only if that really is a plenty good interface for
> the task. And maybe not even then, if there are enough other things
> that shall be passed to the payload.
> What is the status of the OFW device tree parser in x86 Linux?

Its in the OLPC tree - I don't know if its made it all the way up
stream yet - there was unpleasantness last year some time when they
tried to push it, I think that stalled then.

> Do we still want to go with that or roll our own LB->payload
> interface?

OFW device tree gets my vote.

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

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