[coreboot] r3055 - trunk/util/lxbios

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Jan 18 18:20:11 CET 2008

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 05:13:00PM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [080118 16:50]:
> > >   *  For details, see <http://www.llnl.gov/linux/lxbios/>.
> > 
> > The URL mentioned above (and in lots of other files in lxbios) gives me
> > a 404 not found.
> There's http://www.coreboot.org/Lxbios.

Yeah. As we're the "upstream" developers now, we should use that URL

> > And while we're doing an unconditional "s/linuxbios/coreboot/"
> > everywhere, it may be good to explain why some things are named "lxbios"
> > when we purge all mentioning of LinuxBIOS.
> The utility will be renamed, too.

Suggestions for the new name?

We might even keep the name, it doesn't contain "linuxbios" in it, just
"lx", which could mean different things, e.g. "Lightweight, eXtensible".
The "bios" part is not necessarily a problem, as lxbios can indeed dump
CMOS bytes (which are used by proprietary BIOSes)...

> There are lots of linuxbios references
> everywhere, so for safety, not everything will be done at once.

Yes, I wouldn't do all in one step.

> Svn doesn't like renaming directories with changes.

Yep, please do renames in an extra step; one commit which does _only_
a rename (svn mv), so it's better readable in 'svn log' or in trac.
No changes should be done in commits which contain 'svn mv's.

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