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Cold and Warm (re)boot NVROM parsing

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:24 am
by cha05e90
Hello,

there seems to be some different behaviour with the parsing of NVROM (aka SYS:Kickstart/nvrom.txt) between cold and warm reboots.

Cold reboot:
The NVROM seems to be parsed, everyting's perfect. My variables can be seen in screenshot "kb.png".

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NVROM after cold (re)boot.
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Warm reboot:
Due to the fact that the kick modules aren't loaded (again) here - of course, it's a warm reboot - the NVROM didn't seem to get parsed. This leads to rather long reboot times, 'cos the kickstart is scanning the 3112-SATA bus for devices and doesn't seem to know anything about my NV variables. After the reboot my "variables" look like this (see "wb.png"). This is only an example, sometimes Ranger shows nothing here or total rubbish entries (like NAME "2????x323o0"/VALUE "ae22??..." :-)), maybe the corresponding memory area is trashed/overwritten...

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NVROM after warm reboot.
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Re: Cold and Warm (re)boot NVROM parsing

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm
by ChrisH
What utility are you using to display this on your Sam440?

Re: Cold and Warm (re)boot NVROM parsing

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:56 pm
by cha05e90
Ranger (Hardware/BIOS tab) :)