[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 2/2] Add PCI option ROM blacklist in CBFS

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Wed Feb 18 21:09:16 CET 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 04:28:42PM -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> On 02/13/2015 04:42 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> >On 02/13/2015 03:40 PM, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> >>On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 02:16:13PM -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> >This particular patch was a favor to Peter Stuge; as such I don't have a
> >use case myself for it. However the initial patch to disable all option
> >ROMs was for a system on which I did not want any unknown binary code to
> >ever execute. This has multiple applications ranging from useful
> >(high-security systems) to informational (proving that yes, you can have
> >a fully functional system utilizing only open source software).
> >
> Out of curiosity is this patch just going to be abandoned then?  It took
> some time to put together.

Hi Timothy,

Thanks for submitting the patch.  However, with BDFs not being stable
on some boards and with an existing mechanism available to blacklist
option roms by vendor/device id, I don't think it makes sense to add
that patch to the master seabios repo.  Your other patch to disable
PCI option roms looks fine to me.


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