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

Timothy Pearson tpearson at raptorengineeringinc.com
Wed Feb 18 21:10:27 CET 2015

On 02/18/2015 02:09 PM, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> 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.
> -Kevin

OK, thank you for the clarification.  The other patch is all I needed 
anyway so I look forward to seeing it in the SeaBIOS tree.


Timothy Pearson
Raptor Engineering
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