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Re: [Xen-devel] [Patch] avoid unnecessary loading NIC rom.

Keir Fraser wrote:
On 18/12/2008 14:55, "Keir Fraser" <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There's a 'F10 to select boot device' option in rombios, so you can't
determine this in hvmloader.
Exactly. But if gPXE rom is loaded,
hvmloader cannot load some option ROMs of raal PCI cards.
I suspect we don't use F10 option for PXE boot.
Do you have good idea?
Not really. Perhaps scan_etherboot_nic() after pci_load_option_roms(), so the
latter takes priority?

Another possibility is to let option ROMs load up to 0xe9000 rather than
just 0xe0000. There's nothing in the range 0xe0000-0xe9000 right now; it's
36kB of wasted space.

OK. I'll try to use the range 0xe0000-0xe9000.
The range seems to be OK in BBS spec.

Best Regards,

Akio Takebe

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