LinuxBIOS & binutils evilness

Jeff Noxon jeff at
Thu Aug 14 13:59:00 CEST 2003

Is there something wrong with the near jump approach?

I will attempt to pull freebios2 from cvs.  Sourceforge CVS seems not
to work most of the time I try to use it.  It would be nice to have CVS
hosted somewhere reliable, maybe BerliOS.

Is freebios2 booting yet on any platforms?

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 12:11:37PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> The code in the freebios2:src/cpu/i386/ should avoid this
> problem, but oit does not generate a far jump only a near jump.
> The problem binutils does not do a good job of supporting 16bit
> offsets.  If you would like to pull the code back and generate a patch
> for the freebios1 tree it would be appreciated.

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