[OpenBIOS] Commit policy (Was: openfirmware entrypoint on i386)

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 18:18:01 CET 2008

On 1/28/08, Torsten Duwe <duwe at lst.de> wrote:
> On Monday 28 January 2008, jakllsch at kollasch.net wrote:
> > I've been trying to run the hello.elf example.  I have trouble
> > loading it from an ext2 file system, I get an message:
> >
> > ok report-disk
> > ok boot /pci/pci-ide at 1,1/ide at 0/disk at 0:\hello.elf
> > Boot device: /pci/pci-ide at 1,1/ide at 0/disk at 0:\hello.elf
> > Unimplemented package interface procedure
> > Anyway, tips on this would be appreciated.
> I've had the same problem, and solved it (look for "... virtual mode"
> 2007-10-08 in the archives). However, the commit procedure to OFW is somehow
> unclear, at least to me. Currently, only Mitch commits to the x86 part of
> OFW, and blueswirl hacks on sparc -- any others?

More specifically I only hack OpenBIOS/Sparc, not OFW or coreboot.

> Mitch, do you insist on checking all patches to the x86 part yourself, or do
> you allow commits by others? One Ack or two? Or must we split/branch the
> repository for OFW as coreboot payload?

If it's not too much trouble, I'd ask that at least the mailing list
should be split between OpenBIOS/OFW/coreboot.

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