[coreboot] SimNOW and SeaBIOS

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Mar 10 01:21:29 CET 2009

On 10.03.2009 01:05, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:55:28AM -0700, Myles Watson wrote:
>> SeaBIOS won't work with SimNOW unless you make the error checking in
>> ata.c less strict.
>> This is the message you get:
>> ata_transfer : no sectors left (status 00000008)
>> I reported it to the SimNOW team since it seems like they're not
>> following the spec, but it's been a long time and the bug is still
>> there.  To get past it:
>>     dprintf(6, "ata_transfer : no sectors left (status %02x)\n", status);
>> +       if (status != 0x8)
>>               return -7;
> Yeah, I've run into this too.  It looks like the SimNOW CDROM doesn't
> clear the DRQ bit - even though the spec definitely says it must be
> cleared.
> I make the same change locally (just warn and not abort the transfer)
> when I test with SimNOW.

Maybe add a conditional message: "Working around SimNow bug" so users
and coders know what's happening.



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