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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/4] Add GPL bios as a submodule

From: Avi Kivity
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 1/4] Add GPL bios as a submodule
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 21:03:45 +0300
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Jamie Lokier wrote:
Avi Kivity wrote:
Let's only include seabios then and reject all patches to the bochs bios. If that doesn't motivate people to switch, nothing will.

Is there a technical reason why should people switch, other than you
want them to?  Is Bochs BIOS broken in some difficult to fix way?

bochs bios is written in 16-bit assembly and a mix of 16-bit C and 32-bit gcc. It requires a special toolchain (bcc/dev86), the code is (no disrespect to its authors) quite nasty.

seabios is mostly C (gcc, not dev86) and well written and maintained. No doubt you could fix the bochs bios to have these attributes, but then I'd ask if there is a technical reason why we should do that rather than switch to seabios.

I have a truly marvellous patch that fixes the bug which this
signature is too narrow to contain.

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