On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Burl Nyswonger wrote:
bios/arch/$__ARCH__/include/ -- includes: *.h, *.s, *.inc, ... bios/arch/$__ARCH__/tools/ -- arch-dependent tools/scripts/etc... bios/arch/$__ARCH__/boot/ -- minimal boot-up code to get processor to have a stack and full linear memory.
poweron.s is the very first set of things you do on poweron -- should be a few instructions. protected_mode.s bumps you into protected mode. On the pentium this is a few instructions. memory.s turns on memory -- this is *much* easier on the pentium in protected mode. memory.s should set up a stack and jump to C code. Motherboard.c does anything that has to be done to further use the motherboard. Boot.c gunzips the payload (either a
All of this stuff should perhaps live under the boot/ directory.
I think .s all go in boot. Should .c? the .c for certain alpha and pentium motherboards is almost the same code, and the gunzip.c is identical code save for where you gunzip to.
Anyway we're on the same line of thought, I am not picky. OpenBIOS configuration folks, is this set of changes acceptable to you?
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