[SeaBIOS] [PATCH RFC 0/7] VGA ROM improvements

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Sat Dec 17 17:22:03 CET 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 02:15:06PM +0000, Julian Pidancet wrote:
> This patch set contain ground work for a working VBE implementation.
> It adds several things:
>   * A configuration menu in seabios Kconfig
>   * The ability to generate a PCI ROM
>   * PMM facilities that the ROM can use to allocate memory
>   * A skeleton driver to implement the VBE interface
> As a bonus, it fixes an issue when real-mode VGA ROM code is
> emulated by Windows 7, and is unable to cope with code generated
> with the -fomit-frame-pointer option.

Thanks.  In general, it looks good to me.

> It should make pretty easy to implement the BOCHS DISPI interface.
> Also, I use these patchs to implement VBE for an experimental gfx
> device emulation. So far I managed to get Windows 7 to boot and
> show up a 1280x1024 desktop.

Will you be sending "BOCHS DISPI" or "gfx" code as well?  What are
your plans from here?

Thanks again,

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