Subject: Re: NetBSD booting NetBSD on a TS-7xxx
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/2006 17:32:49
Jesse Off wrote;
> The preconditions (various ATAGS and register
> args) Linux needs from its bootloader are a pain-- I'm glad NetBSD doesn't
> have anything like them and hope it never will.
It'd be a helpful practice to provide NetBSD "bootinfo" (aka Linux ATAG) block
to booting kernel, in particular _SYMTAB and _BOOTPATH which are handy
clues for kernel to determine booting condition. It's for the case when
NetBSD kernel designer is allowed to create/modify bootloader, I admit.
Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology