[coreboot] [PATCH] fix normal vs. fallback

Stefan Reinauer stefan.reinauer at coresystems.de
Fri Jul 9 20:50:13 CEST 2010

 On 7/9/10 8:35 PM, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Stefan Reinauer wrote:
>> 1. Should Fallback always ignore CMOS? I think it would make more sense
>> if Normal and Fallback were the same and both would write a decent set
>> of CMOS defaults in the case of a bad checksum.
> NAK if this means that testing coreboot and later booting factory
> BIOS again will throw an error and lose/change the NVRAM contents.

I don't understand your concern.

That's always the case in one way or another, unless you disable CMOS
settings in coreboot completely.

Are you saying that coreboot should not corrupt factory bios settings
even if that is required to have settings in coreboot? It sounds if you
need intelligence in that area, you're gonna get it with tools like
nvramtool rather than generally cutting coreboot's feature set. In my
scenarios a machine is never running vendor bioses again after coreboot
is able to boot (that's the whole purpose of coreboot)


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