[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 4/3] wakeup: only reset the CPU

Paolo Bonzini pbonzini at redhat.com
Tue Mar 5 20:25:19 CET 2013

Il 05/03/2013 20:12, Laszlo Ersek ha scritto:
> On 03/05/13 17:59, David Woodhouse wrote:> On Tue, 2013-03-05 at 17:03 +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>>> Resuming from suspend-to-RAM should not reset all devices.  Only the
>>> CPU should get a reset signal.
>> Hm... on reflection, I don't actually know if this is true.
>> Perhaps we *should* reset all devices. After all, in a real machine
>> they'll all have been turned off and the RAM will have been in
>> self-refresh. Surely they have to be reset?
>> So maybe we should *let* the i440FX PAM registers get reset to point to
>> ROM. And fix the firmware to *cope* with that, check to see if the
>> shadow RAM already holds an image of a started-up firmware with the
>> correct checksum, and jump back to it.
>> That is: perhaps it's a *SeaBIOS* bug that suspend/resume doesn't work
>> if the PAM configuration is reset?
> I think it is indeed a problem with SeaBIOS. Open romlayout.S: [...]
> It checks the CMOS only after looking at HaveRunPost. The value of
> HaveRunPost depends on the PAM settings. It's always 0 in ROM, in which
> case we continue at handle_post() [src/post.c].

Actually, Peter explained that it is okay.  S3 doesn't clear the PAM
configuration, but S4 does.  The PAM registers are attached to the same
power line as the RAM.


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