[OpenBIOS] [PATCH 0/8] RFC: OFMEM cleanup/memory reduction patch
tarl-b2 at tarl.net
Tue Apr 10 21:28:02 CEST 2012
On 2012-Apr-10 14:53 , Artyom Tarasenko wrote:
> The problem is currently OpenBIOS won't work on a bare metal, since
> it's tightly coupled with qemu. So, PROM size at this point is a
> purely academical question.
Gotcha. I thought there was some ability to run on bare metal, in which
case prom limitations might have had meaning.
> So, basically, if OpenBIOS has to support FCode "dropin" images, it
> must support the compression type (s?) used in OBP?
Only if you want to "borrow" dropins from an existing Openboot image.
It's straight "/usr/bin/compress" used to compress them. I mentioned it
only to let you know that we did have to resort to such methods to fit
our proms :-)
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