[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 8/9] Record boot priority for each BAID/BCV/BEV.

Gleb Natapov gleb at redhat.com
Fri Dec 24 21:36:41 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 02:59:52PM -0500, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 11:29:42AM +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > For each BAID/BCV/BEV lookup its boot priority in boot order file. If
> > there is no entry for a device there assign it the lowest boot priority.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Gleb Natapov <gleb at redhat.com>
> It's not clear what the floppy part of this patch does.  Can you
> expand on that, or better yet, pull it out into its own patch?
> The non-floppy parts look fine.
> I think what the floppy stuff is doing is ordering the drives based on
> its priority, but that seems like it will conflict with the boot menu
> code which can also swap the floppy drives around. 
This is exactly what it does and it does not conflict with boot menu. If
B has greater boot priority then A it will be shown first in boot menu
and user will be able to override boot order.

>                                                     Maybe we can add
> floppies to the BCV list and have run_bcv() call map_floppy_drive()?
> That way we use the same prioritization code for hds and floppies.
It may work, but floppy is not a BCV, so IMHO it will be out of place

> Also, if you respin patch 8, my preference would be to have patch 8
> come before patch 5 (with all the bootprio_XXX() functions stubbed
> out).


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