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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI: Implement overriding of arbitrary ACPI tables via initrd
    On 03/23/2012 08:02 PM, Thomas Renninger wrote:
    > Whatabout Multiboot(2):
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiboot_Specification
    > http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/multiboot/multiboot.html
    >
    > They do it similar to 2, but without specifying the data of the
    > files like you do with type.
    >
    > It's a bigger thing, but I could imagine there are some guys who would
    > be willing to give it a try. I remember I googled a multiboot patch
    > which got submitted to lkml long time ago.
    >
    > It has it pros and cons, but should show up in such a discussion.
    >

    Unfortunately Multiboot is defective in way too many ways, beginning
    with its insistence of entering past the firmware point of no return,
    which means the bootloader has to do a lot of work (this has been proven
    to be a nonworkable solution) and no support for relocation.

    So that is not an option.

    -hpa




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