ARM as a primary architecture

DJ Delorie dj at
Mon Mar 26 19:32:15 UTC 2012

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

ARM has registers too...

My point is, the ARM chips *do* support an on-board flash bootloader,
and there's no reason why that bootloader couldn't export a standard
ABI that uses interrupts and register passing, and boot off a standard
attached disk...

... but that's not what the vendors do.

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