couple questions on bootloaders

Dave Weis djweis at
Thu Apr 22 01:55:07 EST 1999


i was looking thru identify_machine in setup.c and had a question about
the handling of residual data. on my rs6000, there is a massive structure
with pointers to other structures. the book says that a warm boot reuses
that structure so i can't overwrite it. is there a way that i can prevent
the kernel from touching the area? alternatively, does anyone know if that
structure will be located in the available memory space or in the
architected system memory from 0xff000000 to 0xffffffff? 
also, what instructions would i use to write an arbitrary byte to memory
locate 0xff700300?

thanks for the help!


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