[OLPC-devel] Re: AMD Geode GX framebuffer: support OLPC
jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Aug 21 10:41:49 EDT 2006
On 20/08/06 01:52 +0200, Carl-Daniel U. Hailfinger wrote:
> Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > The aim is to kill the CONFIG_VGA_NOPROBE option which was added by
> > Jordan for safety reasons (see comments above).
> > For that to happen, it must be certain that LinuxBIOS returns
> > sane values for the following Linux VGA detection routines, at
> > arch/i386/kernel/video.S:
> If we really move to a (compressed) vmlinux image instead of bzImage, that problem should disappear as a side effect because no 16bit code is called.
It seems to me that would be a bad thing - we need some of the information
processed in arch/i386/boot/. If vmlinux omits that code, then I think
we're stuck using the bzImage.
Senior Linux Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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