Subject: Re: bootstrap page allocation - proposed change
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/17/1999 19:42:04 said:
> if the kernel could be loaded exactly above
> 	16MB (on machines that have enough memory)

Sounds reasonable.
(But stell needs a hero to implement... And: who really needs this?)

> Presumably you could put pretty much all the magic into the
> 	bootloader?

The kernel would still have to do most of the work. All the early
startup stuff. As the code looks now, it would be rather
impractical to have one kernel binary work at 1M and 16M - there
is too much hardwired.
A self-relocating kernel would be an option too.

best regards