the IGD OpRegion is an area of memory which contains among other
things, the Video BIOS Table which is integral in allowing an assigned
IGD to configure and make use of the physical display outputs of the
system. "etc/igd-opregion" is an opaque fw_cfg file which the BIOS
will use to allocate an appropriately sized reserved memory region,
copy the contents of the fw_cfg file into the allocated memory region,
and write the base address of the allocated memory region to the dword
registers at 0xFC in PCI config space on the IGD device itself. The
BIOS will look for this fw_cfg file any time a PCI class VGA device is
found with Intel vendor ID. Multiple IGD devices per VM, such as might
potentially be possible with Intel vGPU, is not within the scope of
this proposal. The expected size of this fw_cfg file is on the order
of a few pages, 8KB is typical.
Looks good to me.
possibility of multiple BDSM per VM. The expected
size of this fw_cfg
file is from 1MB to multiple hundreds of MB with user specified stolen
Having a big fw_cfg file without using the content looks a bit odd to
me. I'd suggest to create a fw_cfg file with the size in it instead.
Usual way to do this is to stick a 64bit value in little endian byte
order into fw_cfg, then use romfile_loadint() in seabios to read it.
I'd appreciate any comments on these entries and
I'd be happy to
describe them further. Perhaps we should create a docs/api/
directory with these sorts of descriptions where we define how a
given API is intended to work.
There is docs/specs/ already where this would fit, and it even has a
fw_cfg.txt file. It might make sense to have a separate igd-assign.txt