[coreboot] [patch] mkelfimage intelligent placement of ramdisk
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Wed Jun 11 07:27:19 CEST 2008
Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 05:58:58PM -0400, Warren Togami wrote:
>> H Peter Anvin (of kernel fame) wrote wraplinux from scratch because
>> mknbi has such terrible code and has been dead for so long.
>> He said wraplinux relies upon "int 15h, AX=2401h (unless A20 is
>> enabled) and int 15h, AX=E820h (for probing memory)". He indicated
>> that he really dislikes the design of coreboot and will likely
>> never support it.
> I would very much appreciate if you could expand on this.
> In general I think more communication involving coreboot and kernel
> developers is a good thing because the projects can be quite closely
Yes, and therein lies the problem. They shouldn't have to be.
APIs exist to decouple modules. Use them. I understand there is
finally some serious work going on in that vein in the coreboot
community; this makes sense.
The "no API" model is idiotic.
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