[OpenBIOS] Milax and the alarm word

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Wed Dec 9 06:01:47 CET 2009

>>> On 2009/12/08 at 21:39, Tarl Neustaedter <Tarl.Neustaedter at Sun.COM> wrote:
> Nick Couchman wrote:
>> [...]
>> I don't know whether it's OpenBIOS or Qemu, or the exception happens before 
> the -H argument can take place, but "boot cdrom -H" doesn't seem to have any 
> effect - I get exactly the same behavior whether I use the -H flag or not.  
> I'll take a look at the rest of your debugging tips and try to put them to 
> use - thanks!!
> I suspect it's not failing *before* checking for -H, just that the check 
> isn't working.
> Try creating a property in chosen called "bootargs" containing "-H" 
> before giving the boot command. Maybe OpenBios is doing something 
> different with boot arguments. E.g.:
> ok dev /chosen
> ok " -H" encode-string " bootargs" property
> ok boot <stuff>

Aha!  Worked great!  Now I can do debug do-boot.  However, once I've created this and set up the debugging, how do I clear it out so that it doesn't halt the do-boot process?


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