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[Fwd: Draft for extensible multiboot header]

From: Barry deFreese
Subject: [Fwd: Draft for extensible multiboot header]
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 20:42:27 -0700
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Well I sent this to pupa-devel and didn't hear much. Does anyone here have an opinion??


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Draft for extensible multiboot header
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 17:41:32 -0400
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I have started on trying to create a more extensible boot header.  Here is what 
I have so far:

struct mbv2_header
        unsigned magic;
        unsigned header_addr;
        unsigned load_addr;
        unsigned load_end_addr;
        unsigned bss_end_addr;
        unsigned entry_addr;
        mbv2_flag_t flags;

struct mbv2_flag
        mbv2_flag_t type;
        size_t length;
        char data[0];

typedef mbv2_flag mbv2_flag_t;

Flag is probably not the appropriate term at this point.  But it begs the question.  Are 
any flags "required" that could not be replaced with this structure?  Obviously 
I am missing the enum for the mbv2_flag_type_t also.

Any thoughts?  As I have said before, I am a n00b so please don't be too harsh 
on me!! :-)


Barry deFreese
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Barry deFreese
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