[OpenBIOS] newbie

Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Sat Aug 6 20:09:07 CEST 2005

* Douglas Frank <frank at zk3.dec.com> [050519 18:09]:
> Man!  You mean after ALL THESE YEARS, I finally thought of something
> useful?  ...wait, I gotta put my teeth back in... there that's better.
> OK, I'd like some help then, a mentor maybe, to direct my studies in
> getting up to speed.  Feel free to reply off-list: what's the best way
> to start?  If I need to read 3.8MB of source, which are the important
> parts?

I've added a new task to the openbios issue tracking system regarding
this thing:

First you should get a test machine so you can flash LinuxBIOS+OpenBIOS
and experiment with it.. 

Copying away memory is pretty close to the reset vector I guess. IIRC
LinuxBIOS unconditionally initializes the ram controller after a reset,
because it is so fast anyways..

Maybe it shouldn't?


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