[coreboot] Multiboot support
rmh at aybabtu.com
Tue Sep 9 23:03:54 CEST 2008
On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 02:46:25PM -0600, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> On 09/09/08 22:28 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:05:27PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > > Robert Millan wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 09:40:31PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> In v3, we basically even dropped the ELF parser from coreboot itself and
> > > >> have the lar utility parse the ELF instead.
> > > >>
> > > >> I believe it would be the best thing to extend lar in the same way so it
> > > >> can preparse multiboot. that way code size in coreboot is not an issue.
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > Multiboot is not really something that is "parsed" like ELF.
> > > What makes you say so? What part would keep multiboot from being preparsed?
> > I think it's better if I provide a proof-of-concept patch, and then we discuss
> > how this preparsing would work.
> Indeed - lets stop trying to beat up Robert and let him write some code.
> We do not want to be that project that never matures because we are too
> busy trying to second guess ourselves and generate "perfect" code
> out of the chute. Working code beats conjecture any
> day of the week. Robert - make multiboot work, and we will adjust our
> home-grown half baked "standards" to your needs, and not force you to
> adjust yours to ours.
Thanks Jordan. I'll get to work now ...
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