[SeaBIOS] [QEMU v5 PATCH 00/18] SMBIOS: build full tables in QEMU

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Sat Apr 12 19:33:45 CEST 2014

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:11:40PM -0400, Gabriel L. Somlo wrote:
> Quick highlights:
>   - after 10/18, we're generating tables 100% consistent with SeaBiOS
>   - after 14/18, we use e820 to generate type 19 (memory area) tables
>   - after 18/18, we expect SeaBIOS to check fw_cfg for a full set of
>     tables and an entry point (e.g., we need a version of SeaBIOS which
>     has applied this patch:
>       http://www.seabios.org/pipermail/seabios/2014-April/007823.html
> Please let me know what you all think.

Thanks.  I'm not a QEMU expert, but I did review your patches.  The
patch series looks good to me and I think this is the right direction.

As a minor quibble, I think patch 18 should make type0 required
instead of optional (once there are the new fw_cfg entries there is no
harm in always producing type0).  Also, it would be nice to move up
patch 18 to after patch 10 - that way an end-to-end test between
old/new smbios with the new interface could be done.  I defer to
regular qemu developers on these comments though.


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