[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/3] add option to generate small bios

Michael S. Tsirkin mst at redhat.com
Sun Sep 29 07:38:21 CEST 2013

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 08:08:56PM -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:36:13PM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > This adds an option to generate a small bios,
> > so that it's easy for people who want to
> > generate binary compatible with QEMU 1.6
> > and earlier (which used a 128K buffer).
> > 
> > Default is 256K (for future QEMU).
> No, this is not a good idea.  It doesn't actually work - different
> compilers may be over 128K anyway, different options (eg, debug level)
> will bring the size up over 128K, and it is meaningless for
> xen/csm/coreboot.
> -Kevin

How about BIOS_FOR_QEMU_1_6, with just enough stuff that was there?
Looking at linux as an example, it does have easy to use configurations
for different boards.


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