[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] SeaBIOS error with Juniper FreeBSD kernel

Avi Kivity avi at redhat.com
Wed Aug 3 16:03:34 CEST 2011

On 08/03/2011 04:48 PM, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> >
> >  Is fixing JUNOS out of the question?
> Yes, I would say so.  The ability to run it on non-Juniper hardware is
> undocumented and unsupported to the degree that the functionality
> probably rather would be removed than fixed to support something like
> SeaBIOS.
> >  AFAICT, Seabios complies with all relevant standards.
> Yes, I have no reason to believe otherwise.  But still it does behave
> sufficiently different from other BIOSes for low CPU count machines to
> fail in this particular case.
> I see this as another end of the discussion about whether Linux should
> try to configure PC hardware in the same manner as Windows, as that is
> the configuration which will be tested by hardware vendors.  Most OS
> vendors will test their systems with the big proprietary BIOSes and not
> with SeaBIOS.
> Does that make sense?

It does, I wasn't sure if you're working on behalf of Juniper or not.

I guess the options are:
  - build time switch
  - run time switch, controlled by qemu via fwcfg
  - run time decision based on size
  - do nothing

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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