ARM as a primary architecture

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Mon Mar 26 19:24:42 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 01:37:39PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Which leads me to a rant about ARM.  Grrrr RANT!!  I didn't think
> > I'd ever love the BIOS, but compared to the alternatives (UEFI and a
> > million different ARM bootloaders) it's simple and effective.
> This is getting way off-topic, but... most linux-capable ARM chips
> support a BIOS in the "pc" sense.  Vendors choose not to do it that
> way.

Given that the "pc" sense of BIOS includes having arguments returned in 
x86 registers, I really don't think that's true.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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