[coreboot] SeaBIOS question and cross compilation fix.

Jordan Crouse jordan at cosmicpenguin.net
Fri Nov 7 23:38:40 CET 2008

ron minnich wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to catch up on this discussion. Are we talking about doing away
>> with x86emu and vm86 in favor of SeaBIOS, or adding SeaBIOS to the list of
>> options?
> we're talking about removing option ROM support from coreboot, because
> we can never do the job in as general a way as people need, unless we
> become a full bios. Seabios can. So if you want option rom support,
> you will load seabios in to the F segment and let it run the option
> roms. Part of the problem is that option roms will want to call bios
> services, and coreboot doesn't do those services; but seabios does.

Also - for optionROMs like VGA, we may want to use the services from 
within a payload, so we need to make sure that the support 
infrastructure survives.  Running the optionROM initialization within 
one of the emulators works fine and dandy, but the ISV disappears when 
the emulator returns.


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