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Re: [Qemu-devel] Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:33:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:21:27PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 22 May 2015 at 12:12, Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Yep, it is hard saying no - but I'd think as long as it was possible to add
> > the extra features using -device, it ought to be practical to keep a "virt"
> > machine types "-nodefaults -nodefconfig" base setup pretty minimal.
> Mmm, but -device only works for pluggable devices really. We don't
> have a coherent mechanism for saying "put the PS/2 keyboard controller
> into the system at its usual IO ports" on the command line.

Oh, I didn't neccessarily mean that we'd need the ability to add a
ps/2 keyboard via -device. I meant that there just need to be able
to add /some/ kind of keyboard. eg we have a usb-kbd device that
could potentially fill that role. Likewise for mouse pointer. Serial
ports, etc.

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