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Re: MIPS Kernel size

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: MIPS Kernel size
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 20:50:38 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:38:18PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > The Cobalt case is special; it's firmware could almost be the definition
> > > of the term crap ...
> >
> > Can't you use the firmware to load a second stage booter, which can load
> > larger kernels?
>
> That would be possible - but would still leave all the other limitations
> of the original firmware such as not supporting netboots.  Peter Horten
> seem to have worked on something better.

Unles the second stage booter supports netboots. I don't know anything about
the Cobalt firmware, but just using it to load something like uBoot should be
possible, right?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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