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

On 11 Jul 2006, at 19:34, Keir Fraser wrote:

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?

Actually don't worry about this. Some cleanups to the e820 stuff can be done later in a separate patch (e.g., getting rid of the xen-specific e820 types). The current e820 map is fine for now though, and I think the BIOS table copying and so on probably does make sense.

 -- Keir

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