thuth at redhat.com
Thu Oct 6 17:34:12 AEDT 2022
On 03/10/2022 12.06, Jd Lyons wrote:
>> On Oct 3, 2022, at 1:38 AM, Thomas Huth <thuth at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 01/10/2022 16.02, Jd Lyons wrote:
>>> Does SLOF support booting from an XCOFF file?
>> No, I think it only supports ELF files.
> Thanks Thomas, looks like Openbios has an xcoff-loader package, I would need to port this to SLOF. That should get me to loading bootx.
> The next stage would be loading the kernel and such from the files system, so I’d have to port the hfs/hfs+ packages to SLOF or bootx also supports ext2 file systems.
> That would get me to the point of a kernel panic, likely, as there are no “platform drivers” for the IBM pSeries machines in OS X.
This of course raises the question: Why? What sense does it make to load an
OS X kernel on a pSeries machine when there are no drivers for that machine
type in OS X?
/me feels confused.
PS: Please also note that Openbios code is GPL, while SLOF is BSD licensed,
so you won't be able to upstream any patches if using code from Openbios.
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