On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 11:36:17AM +0200, Rudolf Marek wrote:
Linux has this kind of protection, because when BIOS
is too broken,
boot will freeze. So this check check if BIOS is sane.
I've seen the same fundamental issue in other kernels, where BIOS is
relied on as the only true way for the x86 arch rather than just the
way things happen to work right now.
We have to teach the early OS parts that LB is really a nice guy.