Re: [alpine-devel] Aarch64 bootloader
Found an interesting one. Qi.
Qi is a lightweight replacement for the uBoot bootloader with
everything that doesn't assist "loading" and "booting" Linux stripped
On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:36 PM, Alba Pompeo <albapompeo_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> You're right.
> I'll wait to see what you discover after you study the source code more deeply.
> OpenWrt has a page on bootloaders.
> 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  and ELILO  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
>> I do not have strong opinion on GRUB2/SYSLINUX. I should probably look
>> at the code form one... :)
>>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gummiboot_(software)
>>  https://sourceforge.net/projects/elilo/
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