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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/2] pci: Automatically patch PCI device id in P

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/2] pci: Automatically patch PCI device id in PCI ROM
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:09:23 +0200
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On 10/15/10 23:05, Anthony Liguori wrote:
On 10/15/2010 03:51 PM, Stefan Weil wrote:
PCI device with different device ids sometimes share
the same rom code. Only the device id and the checksum
differ in a boot rom for such devices.

BTW, SeaBIOS doesn't reject ROMs when they're loaded via rombar, only
when they're loaded via romfile.

SeaBIOS rejects them when loaded from the rom bar and doesn't reject them when loaded via fw_cfg.

Using the rom bar is the prefered way though, fw_cfg is only there for compatibility with older versions.

Maybe it's better to use fw_cfg to explicitly tell SeaBIOS to ignore the
PCI device id in the rom header for a certain device?

Patching the rom is fine IMHO. Why create + use a separate communication path when we can use a much simpler approach?


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