[vbox-dev] Modified BIOS identification

Kalogrianitis Socratis socratisk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 10:42:17 UTC 2016

There have been two discussions so far (that I remember of) about end users providing their own BIOS.
• https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=79336https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81155

If more and more people are modifying the default BIOS, expect all hell to brake loose in terms of support. There needs to be a way to identify the "rebels" that have modified the BIOS. Anything in place so far? Is the line:
	"00:00:09.363662 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: VirtualBox 5.1.12"
good enough? Or maybe there should be a checksum (SHA?) in the [/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/] section of the log? Something like the "OSE" or "_Distro" flags about VirtualBox itself?

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