Kernel startup assumptions/requirements

Stuart Yoder stuart.yoder at
Sat Mar 6 05:05:39 EST 2004

I am new to Linux and am in the process of trying to get a kernel booted on
a PPC board.  What assumptions/requirements (if any) does the kernel have
about any system state/setup prior to the execution of the kernel entry

Is it simply that the kernel is loaded and memory is accessible?   MMU
on/off?  Do any other peripherals (e.g 10ms timer) need to be initialized?

Stuart Yoder

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