[SLOF] [PATCH] Do not include the FCode evaluator by default anymore

Nikunj A Dadhania nikunj at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Aug 31 15:21:25 AEST 2016

Thomas Huth <thuth at redhat.com> writes:

> Commit 2fed5652819ad26627a8 ("Always include evaluator, move
> framebuffer token init to fbuffer.fs") made sure that the FCode
> evaluator is always included, during each boot cycle. The basic
> idea was that we would soon be starting to support PCI cards with
> FCode drivers on them. However, this has never happened, and so
> this change was in vain. The bad thing is now that the inclusion
> of the FCode evaluator also takes a lot of precious boot time,
> e.g. when running in QEMU TCG mode, it is more than a second.
> So to be able to boot faster again, disable the FCode evaluator
> by default again and put it into the ROM-fs instead (so it still
> can be loaded manually with "include evaluator.fs" if necessary).
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <thuth at redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Nikunj A Dadhania <nikunj at linux.vnet.ibm.com>


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