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Re: [Xen-devel] RFC/Patch: Support for other bootloaders

On 21 Mar 2005, at 23:35, Michal Ostrowski wrote:

I think it boils down to an argument of whether or not the boot_params
approach used between setup.S and vmlinux can be supported with minimal
code.  As I said before, and as you can see from the code I posted, I
don't think it is very difficult to do.  I would argue that the
complexity of Xen handling boot_params is lower than that of assembly
code in mbootpack's setup.S to setup a multiboot environment.

The assembly code only needed writing once. If we need a wrapper program at all, I'd rather push skanky argument parsing into that than add another format to Xen. The info you can get from BIOS calls is increasingly redundant -- apart from e820 it's all passed in MP and ACPI tables these days.

 -- Keir

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