[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Download payload from console via XMODEM

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Fri Oct 6 03:29:03 CEST 2006

Can you move the xmodemTransmit and two mains etc to another file in
util dir?

Also could add print out seconds used...

4Mbyte will need 4*1024*1024*10/115200 = 364s...

USB ROM emulator is very convient.


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Ed Swierk
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 5:42 PM
To: LinuxBIOS
Subject: [LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Download payload from console via XMODEM

The attached patch adds a new option, CONFIG_XMODEM_ROM_STREAM, that
allows LinuxBIOS to download its payload from the console via the
XMODEM file transfer protocol.

This is handy if you want to try out a payload that's too big to fit
into ROM, and you haven't yet gotten IDE or USB devices to work.

I chose to hook this into the ROM stream code so it can take advantage
of the usual compression methods, but one could imagine moving it to a
separate "serial stream" mechanism.

Comments are welcome.


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