[OpenBIOS] newbie

San Mehat san at google.com
Thu May 19 10:20:38 CEST 2005

Thats a great idea man.

I'm also an OpenBIOS 'newbie' (although not new to writing bring-up 
firmware on other platforms), and am
interested in getting involved.

One question.. I seem to have noticed that there doesnt appear to be a 
lot of chipset specific code in CVS (or perhaps i'm just missing it 
somewhere). I read in the x86/entry.S that the cpu is expected to be in 
protected mode
with flat memory setup already. Does this mean that theres a 'missing 
link' that needs to be done to get the chipsets up and memory 
initialized? Or is it just somewhere else that I've missed?.



Douglas Frank wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 09:46 -0600, Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
>>I like the idea. 
>>We really need this capability. 
>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

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