[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS Summit

yhlu yinghailu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 23:22:14 CEST 2005

my ideas
1. acpi support?
2. OpenSolaris for AMD64 use OpenFirmware inferface
3. ADLO to support windows or FreeBSD
4. CAR in other x86 platform....
5. kernel_tiny and kexec ---------------
6. MIPS64 support with LinuxBIOS??
7. Native support to FreeBSD?
8. other chipset support plan/cordination: No double porting ....


On 8/10/05, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at winternet.com> wrote:
> What topics will be covered at the LinuxBIOS Summit?
> Will it be limited to technical issues and things that directly
> affect technical issues such as access to chip set specifications,
> NDA issues, new BIOS technologies and LinuxBIOS' competition, etc.?
> Is making LinuxBIOS as popular and compelling as Linux and GNU/Linux
> distributions a reasonable and desirable goal?
> Would support of operating systems other than Linux such as OpenSolaris,
> xBSD, Plan 9, and MS Windows 2000/XP be a reasonable goal?  Perhaps,
> a payload similar to ADLO could be used for non-Linux OSes.
> LinuxBIOS is now extremely well designed and all the core developers
> should get huge bonuses or well-deserved Kudos!  However, sometimes
> various mainboard builds break and some mainboard ports remain
> incomplete.  We need to support more chip sets and mainboards.  How can
> we do this? How can we make porting to new chip sets and mainboards easier?
> We might try to generate a generic flash image for each mainboard
> that people new to LinuxBIOS can download and use with minimal time
> and effort required.  It could ask a few simple questions to customize
> the boot with the option to store the answers to NVRAM.  This could
> be taken to the extreme of a single Live CD that boots Linux and runs
> a script that identifies the chip sets and mainboard and gives the user
> the option of flashing his BIOS device with an appropriate LinuxBIOS
> image (or one that at least supports all critical devices).
> Will the LinuxBIOS Summit be rather open-ended like the above or will
> there be a defined agenda or both?
> Sincerely,
> Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at winternet.com>
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