Subject: Re: Cross-nlist(3)
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
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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