[LinuxBIOS] r38 - buildrom-devel/skeleton/bin

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Fri Sep 28 22:10:45 CEST 2007

On 28/09/07 14:54 -0400, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 03:34:52PM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 05:37:30PM -0700, ron minnich wrote:
> > > On 9/24/07, Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > This may be a stupid question, but is it possible to put kexec in the
> > > > ROM, too? Yes, it consumes some space, but I'm curious if it would be
> > > > possible.
> > > 
> > > not stupid at all. On OLPC that's how I did it originally.
> > 
> > OK, great. How big does kexec get when put in the ROM? Is there still enough
> > room for a kernel in that case (1MB chip)?
> I tried this briefly while working on the m57sli and s2891 additions to
> buildrom, and could not fit the kexec binary and lab in less than 1MB.
> But I didn't investigate exactly how the kexec binary is built in buildrom,
> and there might be some more trimming of the kernel config that can be done.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  We need a minimal version of
Kconfig for 32bit x86 a ukexec if you will (but please don't use that name).
It can be either tied into Busybox, or stand on its own - I don't really
think it matters.


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

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