[OpenBIOS] Re: boy is EFI a kludge!

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Tue Aug 28 13:31:54 CEST 2001

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> It does not make sense to include all lowlevel startup functions in the
> operating system kernel like ram controller or cpu caches initialization.
> This will enhance the complexity of the Operating system kernel to a state
> where it's not really maintainable at all. This stuff has to be done for
> every motherboard/hardware combination seperately which blows up everything
> without any advantage.

it is even worse than that. There are things you can not probe (such as
which superio is on the board due to superio braindamage) which the bios
just has to know is there. So the bios has to be customized to the
mainboard, there is no choice. I don't like that either.


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