jordan.crouse at amd.com
Tue Sep 4 00:22:24 CEST 2007
On 02/09/07 15:39 -0400, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> I've been working on adding support for the m57sli to buildrom. I'm almost
> there - particularly I've got filo and linux-as-a-bootloader (lab) going. Lab
> has a stripped down 126.96.36.199 kernel and a tiny initrd in a 1MB rom chip (25K
> to spare :), configured to kexec another kernel from disk. I need to do a bit
> more testing but I intend to have filo and lab fully functional, and
> hopefully I'll also have time to look at other payloads.
> Now; before I post my patches to the list for review, I'd like to know what
> the current thinking is on the future of buildrom.
> There are a couple of issues with buildrom as it stands today:
> a) it's v2 only
We are working on this - by the time something real boots with V3, so will
> b) there is no standardized way to use a different initrd 'skeleton' for a specific board
No, there really isn't. The LAB stuff has really fallen into disrepair
since the fork from OLPC. If you are interested in beating it into shape,
then please, by all means.
> c) there is no standardized way to have different LinuxBIOS Config.lb files for a
> particular board, based on the payload
Not sure what you mean by this. Do you have an example?
Systems Software Development Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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