Subject: Re: Boot loading rework
To: None <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE>
From: Rob Healey <email@example.com>
Date: 11/27/1995 09:28:32
> I finally got a DraCo (MacroSystems' 060 machine) as a loan (to port
> NetBSD). First thing I'll have to do is to rework the boot process. The
> Draco does not have any low memory.
> My idea is, to make all the code (and data accesses) up to the MMU
> activation position independent. The bootloader would have to make sure
> it loads us at a 8kB boundary, but there is no other restriction. This
> would also help people with small chip memories. Are there any problems
> with this approach?
I think Michael Hitch has something done right now. See his
recent postings on the bootstrap loader.