[PATCH] Use MACHINE_ARCH for boot loader
arundel at freebsd.org
Fri Aug 27 11:46:38 UTC 2010
On Fri Aug 27 10, Alexander Best wrote:
> On Fri Aug 27 10, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 05:50:01PM -0700, Xin LI wrote:
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> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The attached patch changes FreeBSD/x86 back to FreeBSD/i386 on i386 and
> > > FreeBSD/amd64 on amd64.
> > >
> > > Comments welcome! I'll commit it in by the weekend if there is no
> > > objection on this.
> > Change to FreeBSD/x86 was on purpose. And, since the same loader
> > can boot both i386 and amd64 kernels, I consider the current state
> > more logical.
> yeah. i think jhb wanted this to happen. the old thread for this can be found
> here .
oops. forgot the reference. :( it's
...also r205662 seems to have introduced x86. the commit message might be
> there's also a PR with a patch submitted by myself which will make use of the
> keyword 'x86' throughout the whole loader(8) code.
> the PR number for that is 147120. would be nice if someone would commit the
> patch. that is of course if in fact it has really been decided that for code
> that's being shared between amd64 and i386 the keyword 'x86' shall be used
> however recently i've seen quite some commits to HEAD which make me believe
> that the developers (most of all jhb) want to make heavy use of the 'x86'
> > Later, kernel reports its architecture explicitely.
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