[OpenBIOS] Milax and the alarm word
Tarl.Neustaedter at Sun.COM
Wed Dec 9 02:38:39 CET 2009
Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the previous commit, I seem to be getting to the point where
> files are now being read from the ISO into memory. However, on Milax
> things are still failing because the Fcode tries to set up a callback
> function repeated every second using the "alarm" word.
I believe either the console or serial driver will do that, and possibly
the secondary bootstrapper to cycle the \-/| twirly baton.
> Does SPARC64 have a way of counting elapsed time (some kind of clock
> tick register) so that it would be possible to measure this in the
> main loop?
Yup. It's usually available through "stick@" - I believe it counts
Sorry I wasn't able to review your stuff, which looked reasonably
correct, but I'm on vacation at the moment.
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