[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/9] Misc boot related cleanups

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Thu Dec 30 19:56:28 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 07:55:27PM +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:20:17PM -0500, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 08:01:15AM +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > > For me it looks more complicated (may be because I am more familiar with
> > > my own code ;))
> > The basic idea is to completely build the search string in the
> > bootprio_find_X() function and then have it call find_prio() to return
> > the priority.
> I understand the code, I just don't see why this is easier.

It does seem a little more compact to me.  Shrug - it's probably
because I'm more familiar with my code.  :-)

>Your code
> also uses a lot of stack is this OK?

It's ~600 bytes - since the code runs in 32-bit flat mode, it
shouldn't be a problem.  (The closest limit would be each "thread"
stack of 4K.)

There's a tool to try and scan stack usage (it's for the 16-bit code,
but it can also run on the 32bit code):

objdump -m i386 -M suffix -d out/rom.o | tools/checkstack.py | less

Nothing is close to 4k.

>It also assumes that device path is
> no greater then 256 bytes long. With multiple bridges we can go over
> this limit.

Assuming each bridge takes 15 bytes to describe, one would need around
12 layers of bridges before this was an issue.  I don't think that's


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