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Re: [Qemu-devel] Anyone seeing huge slowdown launching qemu with Linux 2

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Anyone seeing huge slowdown launching qemu with Linux 2.6.35?
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:24:28 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 08:54:35AM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
>  On 08/04/2010 01:06 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 10:24:41PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> >>Why do we need to transfer roms?  These are devices on the memory
> >>bus or pci bus, it just needs to be there at the right address.
> >>Boot splash should just be another rom as it would be on a real
> >>system.
> >Just like the initrd?
> There isn't enough address space for a 100MB initrd in ROM.

Because of limits of the original PC, sure, where you had to fit
everything in 0xa0000-0xfffff or whatever it was.

But this isn't a real PC.

You can map the read-only memory anywhere you want.


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