elf booting

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Mon Nov 25 15:24:01 CET 2002

Andrew Kohlsmith <akohlsmith-linuxbios at benshaw.com> writes:

> > The bounce buffer is normally allocated at the top of ram - 2* the size of
> > the LinuxBIOS ram segment. It would appear that its got the wrong idea
> > about the size of ram in this case.
> >> totalram: 1020M
> I think you're absolutely correct.  :-)  Damn I never saw that line before you 
> brought it to my attention.  Now I know where to look.
> Any thoughts on getting BOOT_IDE to work?  With the option enabled I saw 
> absolutely no change in the elfboot operation.  changing BOOT_ROM to 0 was 
> similarly uneventful.  I don't _think_ it has anything to do with the PIRQ 
> routing table having bad CRCs for entries (how did that happen anyway, it was 
> generated by the appropriate utility).  I'll do some more investigation but 
> thank you for pointing me off to the memory issue.

Nothing in etherboot uses interrupts, so the pirq table is definitely ruled out.


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