SBS Palomar II/IV/V port: BI RECS

Brian Waite bwaite at
Thu Oct 11 06:24:54 EST 2001

I would also vote for just an address to the initrd. We have the ability to
load different initrds depending on switches with our firmware now and I
would hate to see that go.

On Wednesday 10 October 2001 04:15 pm, you wrote:
> Val Henson <val at> wrote:
> > Indeed!  This is on my list of stuff to do - straighten out once and
> > for all how BI_INITRD works and then rewrite the Gemini boot process
> > to use it.  It seemed like we had two interpretations:
> >
> > 1. The BI_INITRD boot record contains the start address and the size
> >    of the initrd.
> >
> > 2. The BI_INITRD boot record contains the entire initrd itself (as a
> >    really large boot record).
> >
> > I have no preference either way, I just want someone to tell me which
> > way we're going to do it. :)
> I really need to be able to have the initrd image located anywhere, forcing
> it
> to be part of the bi_recs list is unacceptable. But if someone really wants
> option 2, maybe we can have two different bi_recs to suit everyone?


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