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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] extboot reloaded.

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] extboot reloaded.
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:53:33 -0600
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Alexander Graf wrote:

Because that's not what you'd use it for. That's what -kernel and
-initrd are there for.

IMHO having a BIOS backdoor is a good thing in general. If anyone wants
to destroy their user experience by writing a driver for that in their
OS, I'm good with that, but let's not expose things twice _to users_ as
the default case.

N.B. regardless of whether we have an alternative, simple block interface or we have proper drivers in the BIOS, we still have the same problem to solve. We need a way to communicate the desired boot priority of each block device. This becomes quite a bit more complicated if we're doing proper drivers in BIOS.


Anthony Liguori

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