[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing
stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Apr 25 00:21:44 CEST 2006
* Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [060425 00:02]:
> this problem goes back to our very first boot some six years ago. Amazing.
> ATA has outrageous boot delays. I'm sorry to see that SATA has them too.
> I have no good idea how to fix this, unless we can train FILO to know
> that we're coming into boot from power on reset.
What's needed here? Just keep on polling until either a couple more
seconds are gone or we finally start seeing the drive?
What features does the etherboot filo have that the official one does
not? I'd like to merge those, as file-pre-0.5 has a lot of interesting
stuff that never went into etherboot (and etherboot is a pita to build
compared to filo at least)
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