[LinuxBIOS] etherboot/filo + sata startup timing
ward at gnu.org
Tue Apr 25 00:25:01 CEST 2006
On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:21:44AM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [060425 00:02]:
> > this problem goes back to our very first boot some six years ago. Amazing.
> > ATA has outrageous boot delays. I'm sorry to see that SATA has them too.
> > I have no good idea how to fix this, unless we can train FILO to know
> > that we're coming into boot from power on reset.
> What's needed here? Just keep on polling until either a couple more
> seconds are gone or we finally start seeing the drive?
> What features does the etherboot filo have that the official one does
> not? I'd like to merge those, as file-pre-0.5 has a lot of interesting
> stuff that never went into etherboot (and etherboot is a pita to build
> compared to filo at least)
Can we have SATA support directly in filo? That would simplify things
Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator
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