[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] v3: convert stage2 to multi-segment LAR

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Nov 27 10:33:51 CET 2007

* Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [071127 03:55]:
> Convert stage2 handling from binary blob to multi-segment LAR which is
> created by parsing the ELF file linuxbios.stage2.o. That way, we avoid
> manual specification of the entry point for stage2 code. A few LAR
> functions are now unused and can be removed in a following cleanup session.
> Another suggested cleanup would be factoring out a load_all_segments
> function, resulting in less code duplication.
I can't believe this is the workaround for not being able to put a 
"jmp _entry" in front of the code.

It might be becoming just another "how do we explain _that_ to people
now?" just like the v2 device tree.

my 2ct


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