Subject: Re: Cross-nlist(3)
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/26/2001 19:28:43
[ On Friday, October 26, 2001 at 17:56:12 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Cross-nlist(3)
> The alpha bootstrap is a single piece ~8K stuffed below the real fs data
> start.  So the alpha can get away with more, because it doesn't have to
> write block numbers into the bootstrap.

Isn't that the point?  Why can't the i386 migrate to a smarter
multi-stage boot system that doesn't need magic mangling of the
installed bootstrap loader binary itself?

							Greg A. Woods

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