[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/4] qemu option loading

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Sat Dec 19 03:55:38 CET 2009

Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:16:00PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>>   Hi,
>> qemu is about to change the way how option roms are loaded.  pci roms
>> will be loaded into a option rom bar (like real hardware does).
>> non-pci roms can be loaded using the qemu firmware interface.
>> With this change seabios will deploy all roms instead of having qemu
>> copy them to the 0xc0000 -> 0e0000 range.  Advantages are:
>>   * roms can be packed better, especially in case they resize themself
>>     (like the gPXE roms do).
>>   * rom area is a bit larger as seabios can additionally use the
>>     unused regions of the 0xe0000 segment.
>>   * the whole process comes closer to what happens on real hardware.
> The SeaBIOS changes all look reasonable to me.  Just need to make sure
> they are coordinated with the associated qemu changes.
> Anthony - it looks like you've made some changes to your seabios repo,
> but I don't think you've pushed them yet.

I've pushed now.  Don't worry about merging them from me though, it's 
easy enough to let git do it's magic here.


Anthony Liguori

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