[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-devel] svn 6658 broke powerpc.

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Wed Mar 25 03:39:11 CET 2009

Rob Landley wrote:
> On Sunday 22 March 2009 11:54:22 Blue Swirl wrote:
>>>  So the bug was introduced (or at least triggered) by revision 452:
>>>   http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/openbios/changeset/452/openbios-devel
>>>  Anything in there look broken to you?
>> Fixed in r481. I removed the PCI encode-unit/decode-unit methods for
>> non-bus devices, now get-instance-path works.
> Cool!
> Is there a procedure to ask how to queue this up for qemu 0.10.2? :)
> Rob
> (By the way: qemu is shipping a gpled bios binary without accompanying source 
> code.  I realize that the maintainer of said binary checked it in, but what 
> exactly is the rationale here?)

IANAL, but from the FSF GPL FAQ, you just have to make sure the source 
code is available.  Since Blue Swirl is an Open BIOS maintainer, I think 
we can say with confidence that the openbios code will always be 
available.  If that situation changed for some reason, we'd have to 
mirror their code.


Anthony Liguori

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