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Re: Multiboot for amd64?

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 02:23:26AM +0000, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> At this point, I care very very little about having our
> kernel be multiboot.  NetBSD/i386-current GENERIC can't even
> mount root without modules being loaded with the kernel.

The multiboot code can specify modules.  If it couldn't, we would be
unable to boot with Xen.

> I might even go as far as to say 'options MULTIBOOT' should
> disappear, but forget I almost said that.

I'd rather see the "native" boot mode disappear and multiboot become
all we support.  We need mutiboot for xen, so we'd better learn to
live with it.

What would it take to make GCC emit code for the correct model?

Thor Lancelot Simon                           
  "All of my opinions are consistent, but I cannot present them all
   at once."    -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, On The Social Contract

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