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Re: [PATCH] Running GRUB under qemu on PowerPC

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Running GRUB under qemu on PowerPC
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 13:22:48 -0500

On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 11:40 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 03:19:49AM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > 
> > The unresolved problem is that the "/memory/available" property is not  
> > available.  I get the "grub rescue" prompt, but all commands fail with  
> > "out of memory".
> Does this mean all memory is ours to deal with as pleased?  :-)
> I suggest you try poking it by trying to read all existing memory in your
> address space.

I guess the simplest approach would be to assume that we have a certain
amount of memory that would be enough for GRUB.  The issue with
"/memory/available" is known to Open Hack'Ware developers:

I guess they didn't implement a decent memory probe.

Pavel Roskin

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