Greg Watson <gwatson(a)lanl.gov> writes:
Yeah sorry, I kind of did that by stealth. Ron and I
get lots of requests from
people wanting to use LB but who don't know how to deal with the payload
issue. We decided that it would be really nice to have a simple bootloader that
understands some basic filesystems built into LB. That way people can get going
without having to deal with etherboot or FILO directly. A nice side effect is
that it simplifies the FILO code significantly - in fact the only code that is
really required is the filesystem support. Also, another major plus is that the
code supports PPC as well as x86. Up to now I've had no bootloaders (etherboot
or FILO) that work on PPC.
Then we refactor and make building the bootloader part of the tree.
These things are policy engines. We need to separate mechanism and policy.
As far as I can tell this level of support crosses the line.
etherboot is portable and would not be hard to get running on ppc.