Subject: Re: Are PC164 based alphas supported?
To: Andrew Gallatin <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/11/1997 08:36:18
On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Andrew Gallatin wrote:

> Ahh.. so this explains at least one reason why the linux people have
> no truley generic kernel, and why their code is littered with #ifdefs
> which distinguish betweeen SRM/MILO systems and each system type.
> Right? 

Yes. Not only is there no generic kernel, there's no generic
bootloader. MILO has to be recompiled for every different Alpha
architecture it runs on, becuase it has embedded in it the custom
PALcode for that architecture.

If you're looking for the source for all that PALcode, it's in the
MILO source distribution, BTW.


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