[coreboot] coreboot BIOSisms

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Mon Jun 9 23:43:53 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 05:39:58PM -0400, Joseph Smith wrote:
> >> > I would much prefer if any and all table generation could be
> >> > handled by LegacyBIOS or maybe another, separate, payload.
> >>
> >> Then that payload has to have the knowledge of every cpu, chipset,
> >> and motherboard configuration to extract the information. That is
> >> difficult which is why the OS leaves it up the the BIOS. It make
> >> sense that the tables are generated and used by the configuration
> >> code.
> > 
> > We already have some if not all of this information in coreboot.
> > I think the ideal would be to allow payloads to use all that
> > information in a handy way, rather than only through BIOS tables.
> Why not just have it so legacybios just reads this info from
> coreboot and creates the desired tables?

Yes, that is exactly how I would like it to work.


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