[LinuxBIOS] A8N5X port

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Wed Oct 3 01:45:21 CEST 2007

On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 02:51:45PM -0600, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> There is a tipping point there though - many people chose LinuxBIOS for
> the very reason that you don't carry around many Ks of code that you don't
> need.

Oh, in this case the differences are so minimal that the amount of
unneeded code is almost zero, I think.

> Even traditional BIOS vendors don't try this.  To me the more 
> important thing is to show that the hardware support is there, and that it
> is a simple build option away.


> > Why is this good? Because a vendor can see that with proper design, a
> > single bios image can support many mainboards -- even if the hardware
> > differs slightly -- thus reducing the cost.
> I just think you have to be very careful - run time detection is not
> what puts the butts in the seats.

Only as an option, of course. We don't want to do this per default for
all boards. But it's a nice option to have...

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