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Re: [Qemu-devel] OVMF Google Summer of Code ideas

From: Jordan Justen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] OVMF Google Summer of Code ideas
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:00:05 -0800

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 23:18, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:54 AM, Jordan Justen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The biggest issue that you guys care about for OVMF is a lack of
>> legacy bios compatibility (CSM).  There has been no progress in this
>> area.  (However, it has now been suggested by someone on our dev list
>> for a potential Google Summer of Code project.  We will have to see if
>> anything comes of this...)
> That would be cool.  Is there a way to just embed SeaBIOS?  Or do the
> UEFI APIs still need to be around when CSM kicks in?

Yes, the UEFI system is still in place.  The UEFI part still handles
the majority of platform init, and calls into the CSM at various
points.  The CSM returns back to UEFI for all CSM calls, except the
legacy boot.


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