Subject: Re: Prep bootloader
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: port-prep
Date: 03/11/2006 08:28:49
On 11-Mar-2006 David Brownlee wrote:
>         Another option would be to support something like kloader(4), then
>         your 'bootloader' becomes a kernel. Its unlinkely the benefits
>         of that outweigh the effort though...

Hrmm.. I wasn't aware of that feature.. but it had crossed my mind.  (mostly in
the context that any bootloader would be like writing half the kernel again,
it's too bad I couldn't double-jump the kernel)

I might look into that..  Probably as an optional feature.. because it seems
like you would have to upgrade it occasionally as well.  But maybe a user could
let his kloader kernel bitrot longer.

Tim Rightnour <>
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