Re: [PATCH] ACPI: Implement overriding of arbitrary ACPI tables viainitrd

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Mar 24 2012 - 00:41:45 EST

On 03/23/2012 08:02 PM, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> Whatabout Multiboot(2):
> They do it similar to 2, but without specifying the data of the
> files like you do with type.
> It's a bigger thing, but I could imagine there are some guys who would
> be willing to give it a try. I remember I googled a multiboot patch
> which got submitted to lkml long time ago.
> It has it pros and cons, but should show up in such a discussion.

Unfortunately Multiboot is defective in way too many ways, beginning
with its insistence of entering past the firmware point of no return,
which means the bootloader has to do a lot of work (this has been proven
to be a nonworkable solution) and no support for relocation.

So that is not an option.


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