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

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:42:10 +0200
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

... yet.

The qdev long-term vision has always been to support starting with an
empty board, then add device models and their wiring.  Unfortunately,
progress towards that goal has been slow.

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