Re: [edk2] USB-to-Serial project & Google Summer of Code

Subject: Re: [edk2] USB-to-Serial project & Google Summer of Code

From: Andrew Fish <>


Date: 2012-03-28 00:15:50

On Mar 27, 2012, at 4:01 PM, Iurie wrote:

in the page:

that talks about the file :: Conf/target.txt
in that file for the ACTIVE_PLATFORM , i have this:
ACTIVE_PLATFORM       = MdeModulePkg/MdeModulePkg.dsc

so do i really need to change it to OvmfPkg/OvmfPkgIa32.dsc   ??

You can build simpler projects directly from the command line:
. BaseTools

Conf/target.txt is just the default values for arguments to the build command. 

From looking at it looks like this value is set for you by the build script. 

in that file i also do not have the reference to
    PEI code  and  DXE/UEFI code, so what now, what i must do?

Sorry which file? Conf/target.txt? It is just the defaults for the build command. PEI/DXE/UEFI into would end up in you .DSC file. The DSC file defines the project you are building.  Which libraries and what drivers/applications. 

i have installed the kvm in my computer but my cpu is not supporting virtualization given that i have run the following command:
egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
and the resulat was 0

as it is described in the following tutorial:

my cpu is the following:

so, do i need some software to simulate the virtualization?
despite that i have installed the KVM, as it is required(or said) in the following link:
[OVMF contains a sample UEFI firmware for QEMU and KVM. ]

and i follwed the following tutorial:
to install the KVM

but ubuntu kernel already bring KVM in its kernel
as it is said here:
(so i think that my installation was useless)

On 27 March 2012 23:37, Jordan Justen <> wrote:
Potential Google Summer of Code students,

There has been a fair amount of interest in our USB Serial adapter project.
This is great, because it will be quite a valuable driver.

Thanks to Justin Phipps (CC'd), we actually have a start to supporting
one of these adapters. (The FTDI type adapters.)

I've worked with Justin to make this available in this branch:
=> OptionRomPkg/Bus/Usb/FtdiUsbSerialDxe

Currently this driver is only working for serial output. So, getting
text input functioning would be a major step

I think looking at performance would also be important, and there are
other USB serial adapters to look into as well.

I look foreword to seeing your GSoC project proposals.

Thanks again to Justin for making this code available.


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