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SubjectRe: Q: Linux rebooting directly into linux.
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Followup to:  <m1g0kycm0x.fsf@frodo.biederman.org>
By author: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > >
> > > The interface is designed to be simple and inflexible yet very
> > > powerful. To that end the code just takes an elf binary, and a
> > > command line. The started image also takes an environment generated
> > > by the kernel of all of the unprobeable hardware details.
> >
> > Isn't this what milo does on alpha?
>
> Similar milo uses kernel drivers in it's own framework.
> This has proved to be a major maintenance problem. Milo is nearly
> a kernel fork.
>
> The design is for the long term to get this incorporated into the
> kernel, and even if not a small kernel patch should be easier to
> maintain that a harness for calling kernel drivers.
>

I'm working on something similiar in "Genesis". It pretty much is (or
rather, will be) a kernel *port*, not a fork; the port is such that it
can run on top of a simple BIOS extender and thus access the boot
media.

-hpa

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