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Re: Using Linux as a boot loader -- status and RFH

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 04:18:30AM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> in other words, you _can't_ just "run a random kernel", because when
> you start up a kernel "from scratch", the machine state is assumed to
> be from "cold boot".  i.e. no ongoing DMA, no non-maskable interrupts,
> no watchdog timers, nothing.

But that is exactly what kexec() does, apparently successfully on
most platforms, just not (yet) on the kirkwood variant I'm using.

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u

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