[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] VGA is used before it is initialized

Stefan Reinauer stefan.reinauer at coresystems.de
Wed Jan 31 19:48:42 CET 2007

Roman Kononov wrote:
> On 01/17/2007 05:56 PM, Roman Kononov wrote:
>> In the original code vga_inited is set, then run_bios() is
>> called, which does printk(), which is allowed using the VGA.
>> The patch puts vga_inited=1 and run_bios() in the right order.
> For me, this bug resulted in linuxbios hanged.
> When console log level is BIOS_INFO and above, linuxbios accesses
> the video memory of uninitialized VGA hardware, which is bad.

Can you try the attached patch? It's a little less intrusive
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