Would setting the CONFIG_RTC option break the powerpc kernel on your machine ?

Sven Luther sven.luther at wanadoo.fr
Tue Dec 23 04:27:36 EST 2003

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 12:02:43PM -0500, Mark Guertin wrote:
> On 22-Dec-03, at 11:48 AM, Sven Luther wrote:
> >>Does it really have OpenFirmware?
> >
> >Yeah, and i even have the source of it (not free software though). OF
> >coding is a nightmare though.
> It's not really OpenFirmware ... it's SmartFirmware is it not?  it's

Yes, it is based on SmartFirmware.

> Slightly OT, but Sven, is there access to /dev/nvram available yet on

No, there is no /dev/nvram, i don't believe there ever will be, not
sure. I think there is no physical nvram for such a device in the

> pegasos?  I've still got a forth bootloader menu somewhere here that I
> made for the pegasos, which I've never been able to load (without
> massive typing at SF prompt)...but my pegasos is non functional so I
> may find it this week and email the file to you to fight with :)

Well, my own solution to this, is to implement the boot loader thingy
directly in the OS/SF/whatever. My plan is to have a function to read a
file on disk, which would contain a grub like format (i like it more
than yaboot/lilo like format) and construct a boot-loader menu from


Sven Luther

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