[coreboot-gerrit] New patch to review for coreboot: 4c05239 X86: add the Kconfig option for 64-bit builds
Ronald G. Minnich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
gerrit at coreboot.org
Mon Apr 29 05:40:09 CEST 2013
Ronald G. Minnich (rminnich at gmail.com) just uploaded a new patch set to gerrit, which you can find at http://review.coreboot.org/3146
Author: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>
Date: Mon Apr 29 05:34:40 2013 +0200
X86: add the Kconfig option for 64-bit builds
Big memory machines -- with more memory than can be addressed with PAE --
are on their way. I had them many years ago. Time to start thinking
about 64-bit coreboot. Creating the option is the first step.
In a perfect world, we fix the early .S bits and have the right compiler
and it all Just Works.
Dream On. But on the NIX OS we found we shared over 95% of the code and
the change was not hard, even when NIX was the first real 64-bit
port of Plan 9. We hit a surprisingly small number of bugs.
Signed-off-by: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>
src/arch/x86/Kconfig | 12 ++++++++++++
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
diff --git a/src/arch/x86/Kconfig b/src/arch/x86/Kconfig
index 5f46145..fff9828 100644
@@ -122,4 +122,16 @@ config ID_SECTION_OFFSET
+ bool "Build for an x86_64 platform"
+ default n
+ Build coreboot for 64-bit x86, not 32-bit. Pretty much
+ all the source should be the same. This will affect early
+ startup as we switch into long mode. On Intel platforms,
+ which have a binary blob, this will make calls into the
+ blob harder. On AMD platforms, and open Intel platforms,
+ this should Just Work. Though at present, this option
+ has no effect.
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