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Re: [PATCH] Initial i386-ieee1275 support

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Initial i386-ieee1275 support
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:20:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:08:51PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> What hardware is it for?  XO?

Yes.  Although I did the port on qemu (but it's known to work on XO).

> How is it different from i386-linuxbios?  Doesn't LinuxBIOS imply
> OpenBIOS, which is (or strives to be) ieee1275 compliant?

LinuxBIOS (now CoreBoot) is just the low level initialization.  OpenBIOS
is an implementation of IEEE-1275 that can be run on top of CoreBoot as

Our i386-linuxbios port makes GRUB run as payload directly, where it has
to access hardware by itself, etc.

Robert Millan

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