[LinuxBIOS] New version of ROM posting app
Gregg C Levine
hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
Wed Apr 13 18:42:49 CEST 2005
Hello (again) from Gregg C Levine
Jon, is your BK repository offline? Early this morning I needed to
resynch my cloned posting with yours, following your excellent
instructions, (CF. Also on March 26, 2005), and I received a
"Connection timed out error" message.
However, the same thing happens with regards to the clone made
following the instructions from the company, so I'm thinking its my
ISP acting up.
When you get a chance can you create a tar file of your ROM posting
app? If you want to send it to me as an FTP transfer, rather then as
an attachment, I've got an FTP server running here, it can accept
uploads. Write me off list with the details you'll need, and I'll do
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org
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> On Behalf Of Jon Smirl
> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:36 PM
> To: Jesse Barnes; Kendall Bennett; Benjamin Herrenschmidt;
> linuxbios at openbios.org
> Subject: [LinuxBIOS] New version of ROM posting app
> I put two new posting apps, a vm86 version and emu86 version out on:
> Get klibc from:
> Install it somewhere and build it. You need to make a link to the
> kernel source in the top level klibc directory. In this directory
> a link from the klibc-xxx directory to klibc.
> Both projects will then build.
> v86bios uses vm86 to run the rom
> post uses emu86
> Use an environment variable to pick the card to be acted on:
> export DEVPATH=/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0
> vm86 is 20K non-debug
> emu86 is 40K non-debug
> Currently they don't use Ben's VGA arbiter which isn't ready yet.
> finished these app will automatically be triggered on driver load as
> part of the hotplug process.
> The source to vm86 is from the linux BIOS project where is has been
> worked on to make it substantially smaller. I like to keep everyone
> the same source code base if possible.
> Once we get these cleaned up and working I'm hoping to get them
> to the klibc project. Once in klibc, klibc is schedule to go into
> kernel sooner or later.
> They are both partially working but fail part way through the
> process. I've been playing with them a couple of days and I can't
> figure out why they are failing. They are both failing for different
> reasons. Can anyone help?
> Jon Smirl
> jonsmirl at gmail.com
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