Werner Almesberger wrote:
Yeah, that would be nice. It would also avoid
depending on a
"traditional" first-stage boot loader to load things from disk.
(That is, in a standard configuration. kboot doesn't really care
how you load it.)
note that some of us are trying to go this way in the Plan 9 world too.
Although it's been easier to do this in Plan 9 for some time -- the Plan
9 equivalent of kexec went in in 2000, so a kboot-like thing is pretty
easy. In fact, Werner, I'll probably try to steal as many kboot ideas as
I can :-)
By the way, how much flash is in modern x86 motherboards these
days ? 2 MB would be great for kboot,
2 MB? dream on :-(
Getting 1 MB is as good as we can do for now.
But, thank Intel for EFI, since that will give us 16 MB ...