[LinuxBIOS] RESEND: patch: fix the problem with CONFIG_CONSOLE_VGA not pulling in the emulator
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Jan 5 22:32:15 CET 2008
On 05.01.2008 17:42, Torsten Duwe wrote:
> Here's the full story, which I'm hoping to address all related problems with.
> We agreed that a VGA console and the need to run any option ROMs is mutually
> not strictly dependent, Luc's problem was that LBv2 code doesn't reflect
> that. There are 6 combinations:
> * Console may be on VGA or not (e.g. serial)
> * LB might run
> - no option ROMs
> - only VGA option ROMs
> - all option ROMs
I'm missing the "all option ROMs except VGA" choice for machines with a
native video driver/init and some plugged-in SCSI cards.
> The combination "no option ROMs" / "VGA console" currently does not compile;
> Ron fixed that.
> I would now additionally introduce CONFIG_VGA_ROM_RUN, to map all 6
> combinations. The implicit (broken) assumption that CONSOLE_VGA would also
> run the ROMs is lifted, and transferred to this new config option instead;
> the source code becomes less ambiguous.
Agreed. How about an additional CONFIG_NONVGA_ROM_RUN?
> This change is minimally intrusive, because all board configs that previously
> assumed CONSOLE_VGA would also run the ROMs didn't compile, they had to also
> specify PCI_ROM_RUN, so this new option only offers 2 new opportunities which
> didn't work before or were impossible to specify, respectively.
> This part combines Luc's and Ron's patches, and adds the new option to
> Signed-off-by: Torsten Duwe <duwe at lst.de>
This is a good start. I assume you have tested it with abuild. Please
try to get another ack from Ron or Luc as well.
Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>
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