[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Tue Apr 25 00:28:28 CEST 2006

That should be most easy part, about one or two lines...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ward Vandewege [mailto:ward at gnu.org] 
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 3:25 PM
To: Stefan Reinauer
Cc: Ronald G Minnich; linuxbios at linuxbios.org; Lu, Yinghai
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:21:44AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [060425 00:02]:
> > this problem goes back to our very first boot some six years ago.
> > 
> > ATA has outrageous boot delays. I'm sorry to see that SATA has them
> > I have no good idea how to fix this, unless we can train FILO to
> > that we're coming into boot from power on reset.
> What's needed here? Just keep on polling until either a couple more
> seconds are gone or we finally start seeing the drive?
> What features does the etherboot filo have that the official one does
> not? I'd like to merge those, as file-pre-0.5 has a lot of interesting

> stuff that never went into etherboot (and etherboot is a pita to build

> compared to filo at least)

Can we have SATA support directly in filo? That would simplify things


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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