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Re: [Qemu-devel] Why is SeaBIOS used with -kernel?

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Why is SeaBIOS used with -kernel?
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:02:22 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 06:44:32PM -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> I think you'll find that if you compile out some features from
> SeaBIOS, it will be of a similar speed to that "minimal BIOS".  Try
> this:
> cd /path/to/seabios/
> echo -e 
>  > .config
> make olddefconfig
> make
> What time do you get with the above stripped down seabios (the
> generated bios is in out/bios.bin)?

It's a bit unexpected: The kernel (not SeaBIOS) crashes or hangs
during virtio-scsi sensing.  See attached.  Any idea what I need to


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