On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 05:26:10PM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> >* Free low memory that the console's not using.
> And as expected now my machine doesn't boot anymore.
Why I wonder? It works on all my machines. And reclaims
about 2.5MB when booting from MILO.
> And you broke bootpfile (try make bootpfile).
Sorrt, forgot about those. Easy enough to fix up.
> Also why do you move hardwired numbers in random places
> (like the PARAM in setup.c) instead of keeping them all
> in system.h as before?
> The old way allowed me to trivially move the start of the kernel
> elsewhere just changing a few numbers in a _single_ column.
Because I intend to get rid of all the numbers entirely and make
everything relocatable. This was just an incremental step in that
The only reason you were able to move anything at all is that
you were using bootpfile. Everyone else uses an external bootloader
that has hardcoded numbers built in. Which is a problem...
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