I have a R5000 Compact PCI board. I intend to do a Linux port on it.
I have downloaded Linux-2.1.36.
Most of the MIPS machine except DECstations use the ARC firmware. I
have a firmware running on my board. I plan to use it to boot Linux.
I have some queries :
1) How is the boot sequence from Power On to 'kernel_entry' happens on
a DECstation or Indy Box ?
2) It seems Linux uses the ARCS PROMBLOCK structure for ROM
facilities. Is this the only info needed for interfacing the firmware
with Linux ? What are the issues required to handle while interfacing
Linux with a firware.
3) Is there a clear document describing these issues ?
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