[coreboot] [PATCH]Remove non-CBFS

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 01:26:44 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net> wrote:

> What's the use case for normal/failover?  I always envisioned it as a
> software implementation of a "bios savior".  If so, building in a
> serialice shell might be a simpler solution.
> Am I missing an important use-case?

I'm flashing 1024 machines. power fails midway through. bad.

I flash a new bios that has worked in test. It fails on 10% of the
machines, in ways that could not be predicted because 10% of my
have a manufacturing defect. This is what happened to me. Fallback saved me.

There are lots of use cases. It's why many vendors ship with a fallback.


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