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Re: [PATCH] [MIPS] create consistency in "system type" selection

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] [MIPS] create consistency in "system type" selection
From: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 22:48:35 -0400
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
You still can but they need to be lumped together into a single group
in the "System type" menu.  In reality it's not terribly interesting
and rarely tested.

  Ralf

Isn't the real blocker for a multi-system kernel the Load Address? I know w/ the different SGI system most of the kernels load at a different address. Is it possible to encode all of these in a way that each system could detect them, or would we need some kind of stub loader ala arcload that'd have to be pre-pended onto the image to handle that for us?


--Kumba

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