Subject: Re: Boot loading rework
To: None <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 11/27/1995 11:42:19
>>>>> "Ignatios" == is  <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE> writes:

Ignatios> I finally got a DraCo (MacroSystems' 060 machine) as a loan
Ignatios> (to port NetBSD). First thing I'll have to do is to rework
Ignatios> the boot process. The Draco does not have any low memory.

Ignatios> My idea is, to make all the code (and data accesses) up to
Ignatios> the MMU activation position independent. The bootloader
Ignatios> would have to make sure it loads us at a 8kB boundary, but
Ignatios> there is no other restriction. This would also help people
Ignatios> with small chip memories. Are there any problems with this
Ignatios> approach?

Not that I am aware of.  I believe the hp300 does exactly this.  You
could try looking at it first.  I'm sure You could get hints from Theo
on IRC (deraadt).


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