[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 2/2] accept MADT over fw_cfg

David Woodhouse 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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