[syslinux] Syslinux Aarch64 porting

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Aug 16 15:56:09 PDT 2016

On 08/10/16 06:02, Michael Davies via Syslinux wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> I don't know if syslinux is x86-only by design, or just by circumstance.

It evolved from an x86-only bootloader.  However, it had to be made
portable to support UEFI anyway, so it is basically portable now... it
just hasn't been actually *ported* to anything but x86 yet.

That being said, as in all porting efforts it is likely it will smoke
out some problems.

I don't forsee a huge problem porting to other littleendian platforms,
however.  The biggest pitfall might be that there are probably places
that assume that unaligned memory accesses are safe.


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