WO2004099920A3 - System and method for virtualizing basic input/output system (bios) including bios run time services - Google Patents

System and method for virtualizing basic input/output system (bios) including bios run time services Download PDF

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WO2004099920A3
WO2004099920A3 PCT/US2004/013462 US2004013462W WO2004099920A3 WO 2004099920 A3 WO2004099920 A3 WO 2004099920A3 US 2004013462 W US2004013462 W US 2004013462W WO 2004099920 A3 WO2004099920 A3 WO 2004099920A3
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Justin Maynard
Ewan Milne
Robert Oakes
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Justin Maynard
Ewan Milne
Robert Oakes
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    • G06F13/00Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
    • G06F13/10Program control for peripheral devices
    • G06F13/105Program control for peripheral devices where the programme performs an input/output emulation function
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/44Arrangements for executing specific programs
    • G06F9/4401Bootstrapping
    • G06F9/4416Network booting; Remote initial program loading [RIPL]

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A system and method to virtualize BIOS, including run time services. A processing system has a processor, a memory system with a predefined physical address space, a storage medium, and a communication medium between the processor and the storage medium. The processing system is operable in a pre-execution environment in which a specified portion of the physical address space is used to map basic input/output system (BIOS) run time service routines. The specified portion contains RAM memory. A BIOS virtualization system includes an image of the BIOS processor-executable instructions on the storage medium and processor-executable instructions that retrieve the BIOS image from the storage medium and store the BIOS image into the RAM memory mapped into the second specified portion of physical address space.
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