[coreboot] SeaBIOS question and cross compilation fix.

Jordan Crouse jordan at cosmicpenguin.net
Fri Nov 7 17:18:30 CET 2008

ron minnich wrote:
> It's interesting to see the variations in thinking on this based on
> variations in experience. Ed's company builds a system that has no
> need of option ROMs- they control the platform. I have no need of
> option ROMs either -- I don't control the platform, but HPC systems
> don't need them in most cases. We've fielded thousands and thousands
> of cluster nodes that never need an option ROM, BIOS callback, or even
> SMI.
> Others, coming from an environment rich in option ROMs, see the need.
> I agree with Ed. seabios must be optional.
> I agree with Stefan. It must be possible to build seabios in easily.
> I agree with Jordan. Option roms, and BIOS callbacks, are not going
> away (IMHO, for at last 5 years). Why? Because vendors are not yet
> ready to open up those details, now if ever.
> So, seabios must
> 1. be easily available via a make Kconfig option
> 2. be optional.
> 3. return from an init call
> 4. assume responsibility (take over from coreboot) for option ROMs
> I think this is what Stefan is saying. I agree.

I agree with all of this.


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