On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 11:57:20PM +0300, Sam Eiderman wrote:
Windows kernel extracts various BIOS information at boot-time. The method it uses to extract SystemBiosDate & SystemBiosVersion which are then stored in: * "HKLM\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System" "SystemBiosDate" * "HKLM\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System" "SystemBiosVersion" is very hueristic and depends on data contained in the BIOS's data section. The implementation resides in: * nt!CmpGetBiosVersion() * nt!CmpGetBiosDate() respectively. For reference implementation, see ReactOS: https://doxygen.reactos.org/d5/dd2/i386_2cmhardwr_8c.html
This patch series aims to make SeaBIOS's data section interact better with the Windows OS and report correct date & version values.
Thanks. What's the high-level implication of getting this support correct? (That is, from a user's perspective, what works better when these patches are applied?)