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Re: [PATCH] Initial i386-ieee1275 support

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Initial i386-ieee1275 support
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:16:31 -0500

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 19:20 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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).

That's great!

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

I see.  Thanks!

Pavel Roskin

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