[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/8] option rom loading overhaul.
anthony at codemonkey.ws
Fri Dec 18 15:35:44 CET 2009
Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> From: Anthony Liguori <aliguori at us.ibm.com>
> Option rom saga continued. This is the first series I consider ready
> for merging. Changes:
> * pci roms: will be loaded via option pci rom bar.
> * non-pci roms: will be loaded via fw_cfg.
> Note that using the old bochs-bios based pc-bios will stop working
> with this patch series applied.
> The last two patches of this series are *not* intended to be merged,
> they are just for testing convinience. They carry a new seabios
> binary and the changes needed and turn on bios debug messages in qemu.
> Seabios patches will be posted shortly as separate patch series.
I know this series carries a good bit of risk but I'd like to bring it
in 0.12.0. Because this has a guest visible change to the PCI devices,
we cannot carry it in stable-0.12 post release and I think the
functionality it brings it's very important. Otherwise, it's easy to
trip up with using multiple nics and extboot in qemu-kvm.
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