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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] pc-bios: Use iPXE ROMs

From: Alex Williamson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/3] pc-bios: Use iPXE ROMs
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:57:51 -0600

On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 14:48 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> On 04/11/2011 02:35 PM, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > This series replaces our current gPXE based PXE ROMs with iPXE
> > versions from the iPXE project (http://ipxe.org).  This version
> > adds ipxe to our submodules so it can be easily included in
> > releases.  I'm still including a script for updating these,
> > perhaps someone better with Makefiles can eventually adopt this
> > to a build target.
> >
> > This email series is mainly for reference, there's too much
> > renaming and replacing binary files to send out to the mailing
> > list.  I'll strip out the binaries here so the rest can be
> > reviewed.  For the real code, please pull:
> >
> > git://github.com/awilliam/qemu.git (ipxe branch)
> >
> > Thanks to Anthony for already setting up an ipxe mirror.
> > Thanks,
> Looks good to me.  How different is this from what we've been shipping?  
> Have you tested PXE boot from the builtin TFTP server and from an 
> external one (like dnsmasq)?

We were shipping v0.9.9, which was tagged 10/2009.  There's been a gpxe
v1.0.0 release since then, plus the split between ipxe and gpxe.  I
think Michael is hoping to have a release soon, but the code feels
pretty stable to me as is.

I've tested external booting from dhcp/tftp server for all the NICs.
I'll make a pass through testing with the builtin server and report
back.  Thanks,


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