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Re: [PATCH] split i386-generic part of i386/pc/loader.h

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] split i386-generic part of i386/pc/loader.h
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 22:26:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 05:58:17PM +0300, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> If this is some new arch that will be supported on i386 then I would
> suggest i386/linuxbios/.

AFAICT, the declarations that I moved are not LinuxBIOS-specific in nature.
Sure, EFI wasn't using them, but AFAICT that's just because EFI is the
firmware equivalent of a control freak :-)  (unless I missed something of

> Actually I think better name for pc would be pcbios...

Probably a good idea; then we could reuse "pc" for real PC-specific stuff
that is not specific to BIOS neither x86. but why not just `bios' ?  I think
that term already refers to the PC firmware.

> If you want to share code with LinuxBIOS why not just share those files
> located on i386/pc/.

In general it's not a problem for me to do that, but the file wasn't just
moved, the parts that were specific to bios were left in i386/pc/loader.h.

Robert Millan

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