[coreboot] [PATCH 0/4] Geode GX2 auto DRAM detect patch V2
njacobs8 at hetnet.nl
Sat Nov 6 01:26:50 CET 2010
Op vrijdag 5 november 2010 01:29:52 schreef u:
> On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 08:28:27PM +0100, Nils wrote:
> > >Shouldn't there be a "while (1)" around the hlt instruction?
> > ?? i don't know should it?
> > The code seems to work, but if it is preferred/needed i will add it.
> As far as I know the "hlt" instruction on x86 does not really terminally
> "halt" the processor, it can be woken up again by certain events (NMI,
> debug exceptions, whatever). So usually you only see the "hlt"
> instruction in a while(1) loop if you want the code to not ever continue
> execution after the "hlt" instruction. But someone please correct me
> if I'm wrong.
Ok thanks for the explanation.
It sounds plausible.
I copied it from the LX code.
I will study this a bit more when i find some time and try to make a patch.
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