[LinuxBIOS] Patch for vmlinux amd64 with mkelfImage
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederm at xmission.com
Sun Nov 5 04:46:54 CET 2006
yhlu <yinghailu at gmail.com> writes:
> for x86_64 there will be vmlinux and bzImage.
> current vmlinux entry point is startup_32,
> bzImage will be in elf64, and together with vmlinux will not have startup_32.
> So we must use 64bit boot loader. Do we have 64bit boot loader except kexec?
Etherboot qualifies. It at least has the necessary code to switch into 64bit
mode if it hasn't bit rotted since I added it.
> but question is for AP, you will still need from
> 16bit(trampoline.S)-->32bit(startup_32 in head.S )-->64bit (startup_64
> in head.S).
> are you going to move startup_32 to trampoline.S?
Yes. Because it allows startup_64 to be above 4G.
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