[OpenBIOS] Latest SPARC64 & Milax update

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Wed Jan 6 23:50:26 CET 2010

Igor Kovalenko wrote:

> Just looking for corner cases. Missed that disarm path is actually
> documented in of1275 document in "alarm" section.

I've seen your Qemu patches go through the list, but does this mean you 
have a patch for the OpenBIOS alarm word somewhere that we haven't seen yet?

>> In terms of the console, OpenBIOS currently doesn't use alarm interrupts
>> there either - it just sits in a busy-wait loop checking an I/O port or
>> similar to determine when a new character is incoming.
> So we need i/o scheduler now (not critical at the moment) :)

Yeah, I can't get too excited about this. It's not as if BIOS routines 
are super-performance critical...



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