2013/12/27 at 12:42, Tarl Neustaedter <tarl-b2(a)tarl.net> wrote:
2013-Dec-27, 14:10 , Nick Couchman wrote:
First, thanks to everyone who has worked to get
OpenBIOS up to its current
functional level over the past couple of years.
I'm using Solaris 9 on
OpenBIOS with pretty good success these days, which is awesome.
I do have a question about Qemu, OpenBIOS, and the Solaris hostid. It seems
that, currently, when booting Solaris with Qemu, the host ID is set to
"80000000." As far as I can tell, this isn't near correct - according to
of the documentation I've read, the host ID should be calculated based on the
machine type, and some portion of the MAC address. This may be the wrong
forum in which to ask this, but I'm wondering if someone could shed light on
why it shows up that way, and if there's a way in OpenBIOS via the PROM/NVRAM
data to set the host ID to something a little bit closer to normal?
The HOSTID used to have embedded knowledge about the system type and
other details. As of (I recall) Sun4u, the hostid is 0x8000.0000 plus a
serial number. Openbios should pick a number other than "0" for the
serial number :-)
Okay, is that something that can be changed via a prom (setenv) command? If not, is that
something that could/should be added to OpenBIOS, or would that violate the spirit of
getting OpenBIOS as close to OBP?
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