[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 2/2] accept MADT over fw_cfg
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Mar 21 13:52:17 CET 2013
On Thu, 2013-03-21 at 13:49 +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> >>> How about we don't bother to determine this at runtime at all?
> >> Because it will be a PITA for testers + developers to figure the correct
> >> .config switches of the day during the transition phase?
> > Why is it a PITA? Are you developing QEMU? Just use the makefile from
> > roms/config.seabios Are you using QEMU binary? Just use the defaults.
> SeaBIOS binaries are running on a wide range of qemu versions today.
> Changing that is a big deal. People are not used to it, and even when
> writing it to the README people will stumble over it. It also is pretty
> inconvenient in a number of cases. For starters the usual way to
> package seabios and qemu in distros is to have separate packages ...
I agree that for the foreseeable future, we should be able to build
SeaBIOS such that it can cope with old versions of Qemu that *don't*
provide ACPI tables.
And of course we should make it cope with new versions of Qemu that
But I'm not sure I see any point in doing it table-by-table. Surely it
can be all or nothing?
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