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Subject: Re: Unidentified subject!
From: paul@suite.sw.oz.au (Paul Antoine)
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 10:12:25 +1100 (EST)
In-reply-to: <199602111439.PAA21888@informatik.uni-koblenz.de> from "Systemkennung Linux" at Feb 11, 96 03:40:13 pm
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Ralf wrote, in response to Tom's question

> > Where is the start of the kernel...
> > 
> > I thought it was in mips/arch/kernel/head.S  (kernel_entry)
> > 
> > The reason I'm confused is that mips/arch/kernel/decstation.S (dec_entry)
> > jumps to kernel_entry.... implying that it should run first....
> > and understandably, it probably should, since all it is, is something
> > that updates variables.
> > 
> > So what is the real entry point, if not one of the these two.
> 
> kernel_entry in head.S is the real entry point for all machines except
> DECstations which use dec_entry.  The trick is just that some additional
> setup has to be done for the DECstations before they can use the normal
> startup routine.  Not very nice and will be cleaned up.

Yeah - though I think the change in entry point is handled reasonably
cleanly by using the link script provided in arch/mips/ld.script.dec


Paul
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