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Re: Switching multiboot2 to tagged

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Switching multiboot2 to tagged
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:19:25 +0200
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Bogdan wrote:
> Sorry for the top-down reply, Yahoo! is stupid like that. Anyway, I saw a 
> firmware tag somewhere in a patch. What happened to that?
It's not in current multiboot2. It had few problems like usage of memory
map for some of firmware calls. Please use new thread per idea to
discuss ammendments.
> Cheers,
> Bogdan
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <address@hidden>
> To: The development of GRUB 2 <address@hidden>
> Sent: Sun, March 28, 2010 3:41:57 PM
> Subject: Switching multiboot2 to tagged
> Hello, all. As nobody voiced any opposition to moving to tagged
> multiboot it's done. Spec is available at
> and implementation is already in grub2 mainline (as multiboot2 command).
> To the best of my knowledge all fields are properly aligned and the
> whole is quite portable except "machine state" section which will have
> to be rewritten for every architecture. If you're interested in seeing
> multiboot2 spec on your favorite (or non-fvorite) ISA feel free to
> propose ammendments.
> Some of information which seems deprecated in multiboot1 wasn't carried
> over to tagged version. If you disagree about their deprecation feel
> free to propose ammendments. They weren't removed because of being
> considered harmful but because updating them seemed like a waste of time.
> Also I'm aware that at least some people want more tags. Feel free to
> propose new ones.
> In short all ammendment ideas are welcome.

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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