[coreboot] LinuxTag 2008 Status

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Sat May 31 00:59:53 CEST 2008

> But when you look closer, the number of possible modes explodes.  As an
> example:
>  - You may want to add a timeout to the menu, so that if somebody doesn't
>  press the hotkey, a default payload is chosen.
>  - When chaining, some payloads will be opt in (press F1 for setup), some
>  will be opt out (press F2 to skip), and others will always run
>  - Uwe expressed a desire to select a chain from the menu
> Everything is further complicated by the fact that we can add a new
> payload
> to the LAR at any time, which makes it very difficult to specific the
> configuration at bayou compile time.

How about the name of the lar entry for the payload (since we can store the
user-friendly name in the notes.)  The default payload is the one named
"payload" or "normal" or "default".  Then any number of payloads with their
attributes can be added, but the default still works.


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