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    SubjectRe: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Maw, 2005-12-06 at 18:42 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
    >
    >>There's some work on reverse-engineering the BIOS so that you can
    >>hackishly poke 'new' modes into its tables, but it's still not a very
    >>good option.
    >
    >
    > Especially as the BIOS interface at the low level for the analogue end
    > and the logic driving it is board specific. Intel have been fairly clear
    > why they use the BIOS interface.

    [utter, complete, abrupt tangent]

    Since people are talking about BIOS, that made me remember that I wanted
    to mention something of minor significance:

    Marvell GPL'd their storage BIOS that ships with their 50xx and 60xx
    cards. x86 code, not OF.

    FWIW.

    Now you may return to your regularly scheduled flamewar...

    Jeff


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