[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH][v3] Support for multiple LinuxBIOS payloads

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Wed Aug 29 23:28:36 CEST 2007

On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 04:43:27PM -0400, pyro wrote:
> > > Agreed. That way, we could even abuse a fallback image for early
> > > porting without the need to reflash continuously.
> >
> > Yes - this has been a thought of mine all the way since the
> > Symposium.
> I've been thinking about that a good bit lately. Once the serial
> port and CAR is up, a very simple monitor program should be able to
> accept simple commands and programs from the serial console.

Right - this is what I've called the panic room code.

> The other thought is having a real boot block that isn't erased
> when either the normal image or the payload are updated.

Yes, this should also be done. This was one of several motivations
for lar.


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