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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] [PATCH] HVM SMBIOS support 1/6

On 11 Jul 2006, at 19:12, Andrew D. Ball wrote:

Do you see any other things to work on for the SMBIOS patches?  Making
SMBIOS not optional cuts down on a bit of the code, so I'm working on
that and getting the code to run on the latest changeset today.

I think they're basically okay. I find it a bit weird that hvmloader puts SMBIOS tables in a fixed place and then rombios copies them -- not sure why that's needed but I suppose you're only copying what is done for ACPI tables. Couldn't hvmloader write all BIOS tables to a safe location and be done with them, or is the problem that 0xf0000 upwards is not available at the time hvmloader runs? Also, is the e820 reservation entry actually valid: 0x9f000-0xA0000 is reserved, but rombios copies the tables out of that area, right? Does rombios also update the e820 table?

 -- Keir

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