[PATCH] Lots of changes to PReP booting

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Nov 2 04:04:54 EST 2001

On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 05:59:15PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:

> 2) Notify the user where we are just after we init the serial & vga
> ports.
> 3) Notify the user where the residual data is only if we have it.  If we
> don't have it tell the user that too.
> 4) _Always_ relocate the zImage, and if we have an initrd, always
> relocate that too.
> 5) Kill the checks for things being above 16M.  We've now garrenteed
> that initrd_start will be valid, and hold_residual and cmd_line are part
> of the wrapper and thus must be close to the 8M mark, or wherever we've
> relocated the wrapper to after boot.

These parts of the patch are now in the linuxppc_2_4_devel tree.  If you
haven't tested these changes yet and have a machine which you can
reboot, please try these changes.  They quite probably won't harm
anything, and do fix a few known problems.

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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