[coreboot] Multiboot support

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Tue Sep 9 19:37:25 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 11:19:27AM -0600, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> On 09/09/08 18:59 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm thinking that it'd be interesting for coreboot to have direct support for
> > Multiboot, so that Multiboot kernels can be used directly without GRUB/FILO as
> > middle man (somewhat like this thing you call "LAB").
> > 
> > When I brought this up on IRC, Patrick expressed concerns about size.  I suppose
> > the best would be to give users the option to provide either coreboot tables or
> > Multiboot, whatever is needed for their payload, instead of adding both things
> > unconditionally.
> > 
> > Nevertheless I don't expect the basic Multiboot support to be excessively big.
> > 
> > If this idea sounds fine, I could provide a patch for v3.
> I support this idea unconditionally.  I know the limitations and
> concerns about multiboot - but playing well with others is something
> we need to do a better job of.  

Good :-).  I'll get to work.

> I don't suppose we could talk you into a v2 patch as well?

Maybe ;-).  I do the v3 patch, and once we're done with it, I'll see how
easy/hard it is to backport it, is that ok?


Robert Millan

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