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Re: Contribution: a file loading module

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Contribution: a file loading module
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:01:07 +0200
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On 23.06.2011 23:45, Pierre-Nicolas Clauss wrote:
>> You need to just add a small header to make this kernel
>> multiboot-compliant (read multiboot header and multiboot kludge)
> I know, but I have to give up my chainloader if I want to use a
> multiboot kernel.
Why? Multiboot specification specifically allows the files to be
multi-standard (an example is netbsd). You can add the header anywhere
in the first 8K and this shouldn't affect your own protocol.
>> Nope. We won't maintain loaders for a single system which will always
>> stay extremely minor (if your OS becomes major it can be reconsidered).
> That's perfectly understandable, so I'll maintain the loader on my side.
> Cheers,

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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