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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4] bios: Add fast variant of SeaBIOS for use with -

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4] bios: Add fast variant of SeaBIOS for use with -kernel on x86.
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 20:07:04 +0100

This commit adds a fast variant of SeaBIOS called 'bios-fast.bin'.

It's designed to be the fastest (also the smallest, but that's not the
main aim) SeaBIOS that is just enough to boot a Linux kernel using the
-kernel option on i686 and x86_64.

This commit does not modify the -kernel option to use this.  You have
to specify it by doing something like this:

  -kernel vmlinuz -bios bios-fast.bin

Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <address@hidden>
 Makefile                 |  3 ++-
 roms/Makefile            |  4 +++-
 roms/config.seabios-fast | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 roms/config.seabios-fast

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 1d076a9..c4e939d 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -389,7 +389,8 @@ common  de-ch  es     fo  fr-ca  hu     ja  mk  nl-be      
pt  sl     tr \
 bepo    cz
-BLOBS=bios.bin bios-256k.bin sgabios.bin vgabios.bin vgabios-cirrus.bin \
+BLOBS=bios.bin bios-256k.bin bios-fast.bin \
+sgabios.bin vgabios.bin vgabios-cirrus.bin \
 vgabios-stdvga.bin vgabios-vmware.bin vgabios-qxl.bin vgabios-virtio.bin \
 acpi-dsdt.aml \
 ppc_rom.bin openbios-sparc32 openbios-sparc64 openbios-ppc QEMU,tcx.bin 
QEMU,cgthree.bin \
diff --git a/roms/Makefile b/roms/Makefile
index 7bd1252..26b0586 100644
--- a/roms/Makefile
+++ b/roms/Makefile
@@ -61,9 +61,11 @@ default:
        @echo "  slof           -- update slof.bin"
        @echo "  u-boot.e500    -- update u-boot.e500"
-bios: build-seabios-config-seabios-128k build-seabios-config-seabios-256k
+bios: build-seabios-config-seabios-128k build-seabios-config-seabios-256k \
+      build-seabios-config-seabios-fast
        cp seabios/builds/seabios-128k/bios.bin ../pc-bios/bios.bin
        cp seabios/builds/seabios-256k/bios.bin ../pc-bios/bios-256k.bin
+       cp seabios/builds/seabios-fast/bios.bin ../pc-bios/bios-fast.bin
 seavgabios: $(patsubst %,seavgabios-%,$(vgabios_variants))
diff --git a/roms/config.seabios-fast b/roms/config.seabios-fast
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..045693e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/roms/config.seabios-fast
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+# The fastest SeaBIOS that can boot Linux using -kernel.
+# NB: Since we are using -kernel, we don't need SeaBIOS itself
+# to do any boot drive detection, boot ordering, etc.
+# general stuff
+# no input, no boot menu
+# hardware support we don't need
+# no logging

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