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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 27/27] Add SLOF-based partition firmware for pSe

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 27/27] Add SLOF-based partition firmware for pSeries machine, allowing more boot options
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 20:42:26 +0300

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/28/2011 04:03 AM, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>> Um, ok.  Do I need to do anything about this?
>> I'm also not sure this is too important.
> It's GPL compliance so yes, it's very important.
>>  Most of our firmware blobs come from svn repos which can't be submoduled.
> The only firmware blob we're not currently including as a git submodule is
> OpenBIOS.

No, there's also OpenHack'Ware (ppc_rom.bin) and s390-zipl.rom.

> I believe the main reason is that different boards use different
> commits so a single submodule is a bit challenge.  We probably ought to
> figure something out here though for the next release.
> Can anyone comment a bit more about OpenBIOS?
> BTW, OpenBIOS is already actively mirrored on git.qemu.org so all that's
> needed is a patch that does a git submodule add with the appropriate commit.

That would be an improvement. Though building various OpenBIOS images
depends on appropriate cross compilers. The situation is actually same
as with SeaBIOS.

>>  And as long as we don't have a consistent policy about it, we can just as
>> well stick with the README file.
> We do have a consistent policy :-)  We're just not enforcing it as tightly
> as we should.
> Any binary we ship in the release tgz's should also have corresponding
> source in a submodule.

What about OpenHack'Ware (and PReP machine), should it be deleted?

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