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    SubjectRe: What are .s files in arch/i386/boot
    Not sure, but I think this is what you want.

    Steve Brueggeman

    On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 23:30:38 +0800, you wrote:

    >From: Mark Hahn <>
    > > > > What are .s files in arch/i386/boot, are they c sources of some sort?
    >> no. is there some reason you can't just look at them?
    >> > > > Where can I find the specifications documents they were made from?
    >> > >
    >> > > There are not c files.
    >> > > They are assembler files
    >> .s files are versions of .S files that have been run through cpp (gcc -E).
    >> you can know this simply by looking at the makefiles or watching a build,
    >> or by looking at the .s file and noticing the #line directives.
    >> > > Try running gcc on a c file with the -S option
    >> > > it will generate the same then you can tweak the
    >> > > assembler produced to make it faster.
    >> that's useful advice, but irrelevant in this case.
    >> > Where can I find the .c files they were made from,
    >> they aren't.
    >> > and the spec sheets the .c files were made from?
    >> what the heck is a "spec sheet"?
    >I mean where can I find the information from which
    >"* It then loads 'setup' directly after itself (0x90200), and the system
    > * at 0x10000, using BIOS interrupts. "
    >-- bootsect.S
    >The ability to know how to get the BIOS to do that comes from, e.g. a
    >book that can tell me how to do that without taking another degree...
    >Where the information can be found, that says what BIOS memory
    >area 0x90200 is for etc.

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