[coreboot] what are ELF boot notes?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 21:14:15 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Robert Millan <rmh at aybabtu.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know what "ELF boot notes" are?  I've seen this reference in
> coreboot-v2/src/arch/i386/boot/boot.c.  There's a struct named elf_boot_notes
> whose pointer is passed to the payload via %ebx, and a magic signature in
> %eax as well.

IIRC elf boot notes is where we stashed the command line argument to

> This interface is not in v3.  Does this mean it's no longer being used?

yes, it is not being used. ELF parsing is not a default in v3 and will
I hope someday be completely gone.

You're going to need it in v2 as long as you have elfboot.



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