Option ROM for Device.
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Tue Aug 5 23:28:01 CEST 2003
YhLu <YhLu at tyan.com> writes:
> How about the support of Option rom execution for on board device?
> Some device vendors only provide option rom instead of datasheet.
There are a couple of sides of this.
1) Anyone who supports Linux on non-x86 generally has a reasonable
Linux driver that does not need an option rom to set anything up.
This includes most hardware raid vendors.
2) We have the ADLO code which emulates a classic BIOS interface
and as it matures it should be usable for most of those kinds
3) If we are running Linux if we can't get programming information
from the vendor so there is an open source driver we generally
don't want to use the hardware. Which is why ADLO is not
an especially high priority.
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