[SeaBIOS] Running out of space in e/f-segments

Gleb Natapov gleb at redhat.com
Sun Aug 22 20:19:59 CEST 2010

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 01:25:10PM -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 08:54:35AM +0200, Rudolf Marek wrote:
> > >>What about other CPUs?
> > >
> > >Not sure what you mean here.
> > 
> > It depends on reset types. Maybe halting other cpus would be good idea.
> Oh - reset on SMP.  Good point.  We'd need to find a reset mechanism
> that worked even on SMP.
> BTW, I tried the cf9, kbd controller, and triple fault reset on qemu.
> Unfortunately, cf9 doesn't do anything, and the other two only soft
> reset the cpu.  A soft reset just causes POST to get called again in
> an infinite loop.
> Anyone know of a way to reliably hard reset qemu?
kbd controller and triple fault should do hard reset on qemu. All devices
and cpu are reset. Why do you think you see soft reset?

> > Btw what about HMA? Maybe you can simply link the post code to HMA.
> > And win 64kb. Bonus is that it is reachable from real mode.
> Boot loaders and OSes assume they can use the memory immiediately
> above 1Meg - the BIOS isn't allowed to reserve it.
> -Kevin
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