Re: [PATCH] XBox Gaming System subarchitecture.

Anders Gustafsson (
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 18:45:07 +0200

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 09:12:31AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Don't get me wrong: I think doing an Xbox port is fine. It's just that
> putting it in the standard tree is not likely a good idea. I can well
> imagine a number of Linux distributors who do not feel like they need the
> aggravation ;)

Okey. Now I know, thanks. I assumed that it was either this or that it had
to follow the standard procedure of posting the mach-patch(/patchset) a
hundred times to lkml before it got accepted.

(And regarding the distros: They distributors could just rip that part out
while doing all their patches ;). And I know that at least mandrake has a
positive look on xbox-distro. And the mandrake devels were especially
helpful in porting their installer to be compatible with the xbox.)

Just to make clear: The patch does nothing that involves anything with the
copy-protection. Not even the hdd-unlock. It is aimed to those who replace
the bios in the xbox with the clean microsoft-free cromwell-bios, which has
the sole purpose of booting linux.

Anders Gustafsson - -
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