[OpenBIOS] [PATCH 2/2] implement convert_to_ints()

G 3 programmingkidx at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 18:35:36 CEST 2016

On Sep 25, 2016, at 11:50 AM, Tarl Neustaedter wrote:

> On 2016-Sep-25 11:22 , Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>> This isn't about device arguments.  This is about using strings in
>> properties to denote an array of integers; which is just a dumb thing
>> to do.
> My understanding was that this was to allow specifying a display
> resolution from the command line.
> The sequence I'd expect from that would be that the command line would
> affect the "output-device" property/non-volatile variable, by adding a
> specific resolution as an argument to the display device. The display
> driver would get the resolution as a device-arg string, which it could
> either parse or do a straight comparison against a list of supported
> resolutions. That's the way it generally worked on systems at Sun (now
> Oracle).
> Creating properties in /options seems like a long way around to get  
> the
> information from the command line into the driver.

The only way I know to send a command-line argument to the VGA driver
is by using the "-prom-env" command-line option. The data would take
this route:

QEMU -> OpenBIOS -> VGA driver

Do you have a short-cut?

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