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Bug 933284 - sys-firmware/seabios: version bump to 1.16.3 (was: QEMU v8.2/v9.0+ stuck at boot for ~60s/need newer SeaBIOS)
Summary: sys-firmware/seabios: version bump to 1.16.3 (was: QEMU v8.2/v9.0+ stuck at b...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Virtualization Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2024-05-31 21:14 UTC by soundbastlerlive
Modified: 2024-07-03 21:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description soundbastlerlive 2024-05-31 21:14:50 UTC
QEMU v8.2/v9.0+ gets stuck at boot (SeaBIOS) for ~60s/need newer SeaBIOS, see

Downgrading to v8.1 fixes it, but so does upgrading SeaBIOS.

I manually verified simply by copying the seabios 1.16.0 ebuild to 1.16.3 and upgrading - problem fixed.

All that's needed is for someone to commit a copy of the seabios ebuild renamed to 1.16.3.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade QEMU to 8.2/9.0+

Actual Results:  
SeaBIOS stuck for ~30s

Expected Results:  
no delay

according to QEMU some BIOS/AHCI changes caused this and you should always use bundled SeaBIOS, or at least latest.
Comment 1 soundbastlerlive 2024-05-31 22:46:14 UTC
to be clear: before I used seabios-bin-1.16.0 like "officially supported". but as I cannot bump the -bin, I switched to "unsupported non-bin 1.16.3 and it seems to work fine. so ideally of course both packages (seabios and seabios-bin) should be bumped
Comment 2 z3ro 2024-06-22 12:34:15 UTC
same behavior. Fixed by rollback of qemu on 8.1.5 stable/build 1.16.3 seabios by yourself. Will be incredible if seabios(-bin) 1.16.3 will be updated on mainstream