Opened 6 years ago
Fix CMOS handling
|Reported by:||oxygene||Owned by:||somebody|
|Patch Status:||there is no patch|
CMOS handling isn't very good at this time.
Example: The fallback image uses hardcoded values for serial port configuration, normal image uses CMOS values.
If normal is booted, and the CMOS values are invalid, serial is dead, and the boot might misbehave as the wrong IO port is used.
Alternative: Compile a defaults table for CMOS values, and use that if the checksum of the CMOS data is wrong (and maybe even unconditionally in fallback)
But, do not overwrite CMOS with that table, as the data in there should probably stay (eg. when switching between vendor BIOS and coreboot in testing scenarios). Just use that table as an alternative data source.
This could also eliminate a couple of #ifs, if the non-CMOS variant of code just uses the default table.
Marked as "defect", as the broken serial console actually happened several times, and confused people. The proposed solution is an enhancement, but nevermind...