[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2, Ping] SMBIOS: Upgrade Type17 to v2.3, add Type2

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Mon Feb 17 21:33:33 CET 2014

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:09:48AM -0500, Gabriel L. Somlo wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 04:37:58PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> >Il 06/02/2014 14:38, Gabriel L. Somlo ha scritto:
> >>On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 08:02:25PM -0500, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> >>> Thanks.  In general, though, it is preferred to make smbios changes at
> >>> the QEMU layer.  Indeed, going forward, I'd like to see all the smbios
> >>> stuff moved up to QEMU.
> >>>
> >>> Is there something in these two patches that can't be done in QEMU?
> >>
> >> But anyhow, right now QEMU seems to be making relatively minor tweaks
> >> to something that's firmly at home in SeaBIOS, which is why I sent my
> >> patches to the latter...
> >
> >Yeah, that's correct. There's really no particular hook in QEMU to do this.
> Would it be OK to apply this in SeaBIOS now, so that 1. it can be
> useful until whenever SMBIOS gets transferred/absorbed into QEMU,
> and 2. it won't fall through the cracks when that transition happens ?

Unfortunately, if we change the smbios in SeaBIOS, it will show up on
all machine types that use the new version of SeaBIOS.  We've had
issues with this type of change before as various OSes react
differently to the change.

Gerd, what's your take on this change?


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