[coreboot] passing EFI-console-like info to payloads

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Apr 8 01:29:24 CEST 2008

Jordan Crouse wrote:
> As far as I am concerned, coreboot should have nothing to do with 
> graphics - initializing graphics is up to the individual payloads.  If it
> is the kernel, then it should be a framebuffer.  if it is something else
> (say, a libpayload based payload) then that "something else" needs to
> handle it.  Yeah, this isn't at all like how a traditional BIOS does it,
> but we're not designing coreboot to be a drop-in replacement for a traditional
Are you implying that we should move the x86emu / vm86 stuff out of 
coreboot and into libpayload?

That would bring us a couple of advantages like being able to use the 
same instance of code for int13h emulation to boot off SCSI drives via 
option rom.


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