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

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Why is SeaBIOS used with -kernel?
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 18:03:49 +0200
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On 01/04/2016 17:35, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> It's possible to build a third binary, but that seems like it would be
> a bit annoying for distributions.

I don't think that would be a problem.  Fedora is already building 4
binaries (128k, 256k, CSM, coreboot), adding a fifth is not a big deal.


> I think most of the benefit could
> be obtained by just adding a flag to seabios to have it skip device
> driver initialization.  That's where the majority of the time saved is
> from.

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