PowerPC + SMP

Kumar Gala kumar.gala at freescale.com
Wed Apr 27 05:23:17 EST 2005

On Apr 26, 2005, at 2:16 PM, Stuart Yoder wrote:

> Thanks Kumar.
> How can I know what assumptions the kernel makes about the state of the
>  CPU/system when it begins execution? Is this clearly documented
>  anywhere?

Unfortunately this is something we dont have clearly documented today.  
As they say the code is the documentation.

> Do you know of open source bootloaders for Linux that would demonstrate
>  how to set up the CPUs as the Linux kernel expects.

No, maybe take a look at linuxbios, not sure if it does SMP or not.  
However, I'm not aware of any open source PPC SMP bootloaders.

- kumar

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