[coreboot] SELF/ELF/LAR

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Apr 14 17:12:45 CEST 2008

On 13/04/08 20:54 -0700, ron minnich wrote:
> you know, I am realizing: we can debate this for the next 10 years.
> How about a Code Contest? People develop code and take it all the way
> into qemu, we beat on each other's ideas, and the best code wins. We
> can argue forever. Why don't we just put the code out there and see
> which one works best?

Unfortunately, that would mean that half the work would be wasted.
Code is never great on the first try, and we could spend months 
tweaking our respective implementations just to see them fly out the

We are all professionals - we can come to a consensus.  Right now,
we're trying to figure out if we can make ELF perform the way we need
it to perform.  If we can be satisfied that it can, then we move on.
If we cannot be satisfied, then the core team will have to make a 
decision to move on to another alternative, and then we can debate the
details of SELF or something similar. But I think we can afford a week or
two to let this all go back and forth - we don't need to get v3 out the
door next week.

These are critical ideas, and broad consensus is important.  And I think
we are on the right track.

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

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