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Re: [PATCH] enable multiboot2 loader on i386-ieee1275

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] enable multiboot2 loader on i386-ieee1275
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:57:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:08:08AM +0100, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:
> > This makes multiboot2 work on i386-ieee1275.  Tested both with elf32 and
> > elf64 images.
> It looks ok to me.

Ok, committed.

> > In case of elf32 OFW images, they won't work because EAX is used for 
> > multiboot
> > information and can't hold the needed pointer to OFW callback interface.  
> > See
> > the comment I added to the draft:
> >
> >   
> >
> Can't you use a tag for the pointer?

We can, but that's not useful.  If we can't make them compatible, I find it
more feasible to write a separate loader for OFW images.

Though I don't see why not do it.  The boot abi is already compatible on

Robert Millan

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