[LinuxBIOS] New version of ROM posting app
jonsmirl at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 19:47:22 CEST 2005
bkbits.net is offline probably due to the spat between ODSL and
Bitmover. I think some people are mad and keep taking it down.
I will have to move it to a sourceforge cvs project. I'll post after
it is moved.
On 4/13/05, Gregg C Levine <hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Hello (again) from Gregg C Levine
> Jon, is your BK repository offline? Early this morning I needed to
> resynch my cloned posting with yours, following your excellent
> instructions, (CF. Also on March 26, 2005), and I received a
> "Connection timed out error" message.
> However, the same thing happens with regards to the clone made
> following the instructions from the company, so I'm thinking its my
> ISP acting up.
> When you get a chance can you create a tar file of your ROM posting
> app? If you want to send it to me as an FTP transfer, rather then as
> an attachment, I've got an FTP server running here, it can accept
> uploads. Write me off list with the details you'll need, and I'll do
> the same.
> Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
> "The Force will be with you...Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
> "Use the Force, Luke." Obi-Wan Kenobi
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org
> [mailto:linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org]
> > On Behalf Of Jon Smirl
> > Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:36 PM
> > To: Jesse Barnes; Kendall Bennett; Benjamin Herrenschmidt;
> > linuxbios at openbios.org
> > Subject: [LinuxBIOS] New version of ROM posting app
> > I put two new posting apps, a vm86 version and emu86 version out on:
> > bk://mesa3d.bkbits.net/rom
> > Get klibc from:
> > http://kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/klibc/
> > Install it somewhere and build it. You need to make a link to the
> > kernel source in the top level klibc directory. In this directory
> > a link from the klibc-xxx directory to klibc.
> > Both projects will then build.
> > v86bios uses vm86 to run the rom
> > post uses emu86
> > Use an environment variable to pick the card to be acted on:
> > export DEVPATH=/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0
> > vm86 is 20K non-debug
> > emu86 is 40K non-debug
> > Currently they don't use Ben's VGA arbiter which isn't ready yet.
> > finished these app will automatically be triggered on driver load as
> > part of the hotplug process.
> > The source to vm86 is from the linux BIOS project where is has been
> > worked on to make it substantially smaller. I like to keep everyone
> > the same source code base if possible.
> > Once we get these cleaned up and working I'm hoping to get them
> > to the klibc project. Once in klibc, klibc is schedule to go into
> > kernel sooner or later.
> > They are both partially working but fail part way through the
> > process. I've been playing with them a couple of days and I can't
> > figure out why they are failing. They are both failing for different
> > reasons. Can anyone help?
> > --
> > Jon Smirl
> > jonsmirl at gmail.com
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