[coreboot] [RFC] Here we go... the SLOF biosemu for coreboot-v3

Jordan Crouse jordan at cosmicpenguin.net
Sat Dec 13 17:17:28 CET 2008

Pattrick Hueper wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:

> I still think, that for x86 coreboot vm86 and seabios might be the
> better solution, but i thought that v3 was designed to be portable to
> other platforms, and for those i think the biosemu code can help, but
> probably not provide all functionality of seabios.
> Also, i am not sure wether the code should be moved to a payload, at
> least not a standalone payload... if for example the code initialises
> a IDE controller, it would still need some other payload (or coreboot)
> to read a bootloader from the disk and start that...

Indeed - there is still some question as to where the hybrid 
vm86/seabios or SLOF would live in the v3 ecosystem - I favor having the 
infrastructure live within coreboot itself, because it will be used 
globally by all systems.  I think having it as a payload (even as a 
chained payload) is an additional build step that we don't need.

But thats a future discussion.


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