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Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call agenda for 2013-05-28

From: David Woodhouse
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call agenda for 2013-05-28
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 14:02:33 +0100

On Fri, 2013-05-31 at 07:58 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> What about a small change to the SeaBIOS build system to allow ACPI
> table generation to be done via a "plugin".

SeaBIOS already accepts ACPI tables from Coreboot or UEFI, and queries
them to find things that it needs.

> This could be as simple as moving acpi.c and *.dsl into the QEMU build
> tree and then having a way to point the SeaBIOS makefiles to our copy
> of it.
> Then the logic is maintained stays in firmware but the churn happens
> in the QEMU tree instead of the SeaBIOS tree.

Even if you get this working such that SeaBIOS and OVMF can both be
built with ACPI tables that match the last qemu you built, that doesn't
solve the issue of running a firmware that *wasn't* built to precisely
match the version of qemu you're running today.


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