On 2012.06.21 16:05, Richard Yao wrote:
> On 06/21/2012 11:00 AM, Ian Stakenvicius wrote:
> >> A firmware replacement for the BIOS does not need to worry about
> >> floppy drives, hard drives, optical drives, usb devices, isa
> >> devices, pci devices and pci express drives, etcetera, because
> >> those live on buses, which the kernel can detect. It would need
> >> a device tree to inform the kernel of what buses are available,
> >> but that would be specific to a given board, rather than what is
> >> attached to it. If the end user makes hardware changes, the
> >> kernel should be able to handle that, with the exception of
> >> changes involving RAM, which I believe go into the device tree.
> > I take it the above statement is based on the kernel being
> > directly placed within the BIOS/firmware/nvram on the board, such
> > that you couldn't boot anything else but that kernel?
> That is correct.
So when you build a dud kernel and flash your BIOS with it, and we all
build the odd dud, your motherboard is bricked.
Get out your JTAG adaptor and another PC I suppose.
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