[coreboot] [PATCH] Re-enable option table for the ASUS MEW-VM and fix build

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Thu Sep 24 18:56:02 CEST 2009

rminnich wrote:
> My $.02?
> I think few people understand the format of the cmos file, and fewer
> still know how to change it to eliminate all the un-needed settings.
This comes up from time to time.. But I'm wondering... How could it be
simpler?  What is it that people find complicated?

Let's discuss this with a sample, so it's easier to grab


The tricky part is to know which options are used in the code of a given
board, but that's not something a file system can really improve.

> The current format has the advantage of being very
> bit-efficient with the limited CMOS memory. But it's not much use if
> people are blindly cutting and pasting.
Any format or data structure will suffer from cut and paste frenzy ...


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