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    SubjectRe: EFI e820 map handling
    On 8/9/07, Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:
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    > Hallo,
    >
    > I thought a bit about the zero page problem. I really would prefer to not
    > having it used in a boot loader right now because it's not extensible anymore
    > when external users start (ab)using it.
    >
    > When I asked for separate EFI->e820 functions I was really thinking
    > of the kernel to do the conversion; not the boot loader.
    >
    > Could you move that code into the kernel early boot code please?
    > e.g. on x86-64 it could be in head64.c. It could stuff the result
    > into the zero page to pass it cleanly on without special cases later.
    >
    > On i386 a head32.c that runs before start_kernel() could be also
    > introduced for this.
    >
    > As long as it's localized there it is fine.
    >
    > This would also allow to define new private e820 types and extend
    > the string decoding in e820; so that dmesg will correctly contain
    >
    > EFI: ....
    >
    > instead of
    >
    > BIOS-e820: ...
    >

    How about elilo to load freebsd or opensolaris?

    YH
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