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Re: [alpine-devel] Aarch64 bootloader

From: Alba Pompeo <albapompeo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:36:57 -0200

You're right.
I'll wait to see what you discover after you study the source code more deeply.
Thanks!

OpenWrt has a page on bootloaders.
https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/techref/bootloader




On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Timo Teras <timo.teras_at_iki.fi> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:35:04 -0200
> Alba Pompeo <albapompeo_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Better formatting. http://sprunge.us/JINJ
>>
>> I think (E)LILO and GUMMIBOOT should be used where possible.
>
> Gummiboot [1] and ELILO [2] are abandoned and should not be used.
>
>> Platforms that don't support it could use SYSLINUX.
>> For platforms that don't support any of those, GRUB2.
>> And U-BOOT just as last resort.
>>
>> I always heard GRUB2 was an abomination and superhuge, but it's "just"
>> 150% the size of SYSLINUX.
>> People could say that because they looked at the source code and it's
>> really bad?
>> I'm just doing some counting......
>
> Comparing just lines of code is not accurate. For example in case of
> u-boot it contains hardware level support for gazillion of CPUs and
> peripherals. Only fraction of that is compiled based on the
> configuration.
>
> I do not have strong opinion on GRUB2/SYSLINUX. I should probably look
> at the code form one... :)
>
> Cheers,
> Timo
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummiboot_(software)
> [2] https://sourceforge.net/projects/elilo/


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