[SeaBIOS] Advise on updating SeaBIOS in stable

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Thu Jan 14 15:37:26 CET 2010

On 01/14/2010 07:46 AM, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 05:58:35PM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>> I actually need the compiler fix to build on my laptop (F12) so I've
>> included that too.  Care to take a look at
>> git://git.qemu.org/seabios.git stable-0.5.0?  It survives some light
>> testing and I'll be doing more thorough testing overnight.
> I'd also include: 2ceeec9d, and 085debd9.  The first fixes a binutils
> oddity, and the second is a straight-forward bug fix.
>> If you want to add some more and/or tag a release, I'll resync again
>> before cutting 0.12.2.
>>> If you're looking to pull in 32bit pcibios support, then I don't think
>>> it would be worthwhile to rebase to a stable branch, as the 32bit
>>> pcibios support is easily the biggest user visible change in v0.5.1
>>> (in the sense that Linux will call 32bit pcibios if it's available).
>> Unless there's a strong demand for it, I'd like to hold off on 32bit
>> pcibios support.
> That makes sense.  I'll pull your branch into my tree as well.
> However, I don't think I'll get time to look much closer at this until
> tomorrow night.

Based on the importance of 32bit pcibios support, I think it makes sense 
for us to just go to 0.5.1.  Post 0.12.2, I think we'll want to be more 
restrictive but this looks to be an important feature.


Anthony Liguori

> -Kevin

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