DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-07
Re: boot code commit heads up
:Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> I have done some fairly serious work on the boot code. By
:> default it should remain compatible with the existing boot code but
:> I would appreciate it if people could test it. If your machine booted
:> before, it should still boot now, I hope!
:I had experienced a bug in the old boot code that caused the system to
:assume that I desired to boot in a custom manner (it wouldn't auto-boot
:/kernel, it would go to the prompt which required me to type 'boot' to
:continue), but now that bug is gone. Great work!
That could be due to the fix I made to the drive/slice number
that boot1 passes to boot2. boot2 was not accessing the correct
memory location and it was just luck that the contents happened to
be (0,0) on most machines.