[coreboot] Multiboot support

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Tue Sep 9 19:19:27 CEST 2008

On 09/09/08 18:59 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm thinking that it'd be interesting for coreboot to have direct support for
> Multiboot, so that Multiboot kernels can be used directly without GRUB/FILO as
> middle man (somewhat like this thing you call "LAB").
> When I brought this up on IRC, Patrick expressed concerns about size.  I suppose
> the best would be to give users the option to provide either coreboot tables or
> Multiboot, whatever is needed for their payload, instead of adding both things
> unconditionally.
> Nevertheless I don't expect the basic Multiboot support to be excessively big.
> If this idea sounds fine, I could provide a patch for v3.

I support this idea unconditionally.  I know the limitations and
concerns about multiboot - but playing well with others is something
we need to do a better job of.  

I don't suppose we could talk you into a v2 patch as well?


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

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