[coreboot] FILO creating filo.conf

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Fri Sep 12 14:15:23 CEST 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:20:04 +0200, "Vincent Legoll"
<vincent.legoll at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 5:43 AM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
>>> > As an optional feature, everyone pretty much said they want to be
>>> > able to do such a drive scan only a few days ago. Would be great if
>>> > you want to hack on it! :)
>>> I do think this would be better approach. I don't think scanning a
>>> top level directory would take very long.
> Yes, a command in filo to scan for drives and report what he found would
> be a great enhancement. I'll certainly test patches that try to achieve
> this.
>> The issue is not with filesystem structure. The issue is with drives.
>> Scanning drives takes some time, at least a few seconds per drive or
>> so.
> If this is implemented as a command, and not part of default filo startup
> that would be fine, scanning has to be started by user interactively.
>> Once the correct drive has been found, finding the boot files is
>> usually quick because only few sectors needs to be read.
> Yeah, the hard part is finding which "string" to give filo as drive name,
> the file name is often already known. Not that I wouldn't want the "find"
> command get an implementation that do something, tho...
I think the find command would ulimatly become a part of libpayload so it
could be used for something like coreinfo??
I think the ata/ide drivers from FILO would have to be moved to libpayload
for coreinfo also. But, it would be cool to have coreinfo tell you info
about your drives :-)

I think for FILO, we would only care about finding the filo.conf file.

Joseph Smith

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