Richard Smith wrote:
What do you plan to do for platforms like VIA, geode
or other embedded
setups which may never support CAR? Or at least it will be awhile
until they do.
I want to deprecate ROMCC as much as we possibly can. Over time, we're
going to find all systems supporting CAR, so in the long run, ROMCC will
be gone. Of course, as long as we need ROMCC, it will be there; but if a
system can use CAR, it should never use ROMCC!
I really think ROMCC is one of the neatest things I've ever seen, but I
would still like to get it out of linuxbios, now that we know how CAR
works. I don't like having a C compiler as part of LinuxBIOS -- we have
enough code to maintain.
Also, it's not clear that CAR won't work on these other platforms, now
that we know the "CAR trick". It has not been tested. I suspect it will
work on VIA.