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

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Sep 4 11:43:53 CEST 2007

* Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [070829 16:36]:
> >>>    Actually, you can specify the prefix (e.g. 'payload') via Kconfig.
> >> Can we tell the implementation in some way that we'd like it to ignore
> >> payloads with numbers before x?
> > 
> > Seems simple, but why?
> Ability to modify boot order without reflashing. But this could be
> accomplished with the "next payload" selection via CMOS.
But if we want the boot order, lets store the indices of all payloads
rather than adding lots of implicit assumptions and options like "ignore
all payloads up to index". We can easily spare 16 or 32 bytes of CMOS. And
that is quite a number of possible payloads to exceed. I bet we run out
of flash easier (and out of payloads ;)


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