[coreboot] Multiboot support

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Sep 9 21:33:14 CEST 2008

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.  
Absolutely. But maybe this is something that should go into libpayload
instead, so many others can play well?


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