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

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:34:40 +0200

On Fr, 2015-05-22 at 12:21 +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.

Do we need that in the first place?
You can plugin a usb keyboard today.
You'll be able to plugin a virtio keyboard soon.

I think alot of hardware where this applies to is the legacy stuff we
want to get rid of for '-M virt' ...


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