[coreboot] FILO creating filo.conf

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Fri Sep 12 22:05:50 CEST 2008

On 12/09/08 15:55 -0400, Joseph Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:46:57 -0700, "ron minnich" <rminnich at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
> wrote:
> > 
> >> Maybe so for a virus. But when it allows an end user to have a
> > completely
> >> configurable boot loader...
> > 
> > If people want it I guess. But we computer people need to be more
> > careful about opening holes to provide features. Just look at the
> > state of the internet for a reason why....
> > 
> true.
> Well, how about this then. Instead of FILO writing the file we could just
> provide a generic filo.conf. The first time the user boots up they will
> have to manually boot. Once they are in Linux they can just copy the
> filo.conf to their first drive, first partion, root directory. Ahh, but
> that will still defeat the purpose, because it will still not be
> configurable from FILO at bootup, just read only... huh, my brain is
> starting to hurt.

What specific use case are you trying to solve here?  Under what 
circumstances would you prefer to write your configuration file from
within the ROM and not from within the kernel or through some installation


Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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