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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/18] smbios: Add a function to directly add an

From: Corey Minyard
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/18] smbios: Add a function to directly add an entry
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:44:02 -0500
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On 07/30/2012 10:37 AM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
address@hidden writes:

From: Corey Minyard <address@hidden>

There was no way to directly add a table entry to the SMBIOS table,
even though the BIOS supports this.  So add a function to do this.
This is in preparation for the IPMI handler adding it's SMBIOS table

Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <address@hidden>
I don't expect that hardware ever adds SMBIOS entries.  Rather, the BIOS
adds the entries by probing the hardware.

Well, memory entries are added by QEMU, why not let the BIOS probe for that? Plus, I really doubt that BIOSes on real systems probe for this. I'd guess they are hard-coded.

So I think you should solve this in SeaBIOS, instead of trying to do it
in QEMU.  I think that also solves the problem you have with
pre-firmware init.

The user can pass the I/O base and IRQ values in on the QEMU command line, and they can be arbitrary values. The BIOS is not going to be able to probe for those.


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