[LinuxBIOS] FILO with the USB

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Sat Nov 17 00:12:13 CET 2007

On 16/11/07 14:58 -0800, Steve Isaacs wrote:
> Jordan Crouse wrote:
>> Well, first and foremost, because the tiny kernel already knows how to do
> I'm sorry, can someone enlighten me as to what a "tiny kernel" is? Is that 
> anything similar to this? http://www.selenic.com/linux-tiny/

Well, typically, its any kernel that is small enough to fit on the ROM,
with small filesystem to accompany it.   And strangely enough, many
people do use the linux-tiny patches to help make said kernel small enough.

But generally, we use the term "tiny kernel" to differentiate between the
kernel on the ROM, and the fully featured kernel that you would normally
use to run your system (i.e - the kernel that is loaded by kexec from the
media of your choice).


Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

More information about the coreboot mailing list