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

From: Christopher Covington
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 17:25:29 -0400
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On 05/25/2015 08:53 AM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 22/05/2015 13:12, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> In
>> particular I don't see why we need to have a SATA controller and ISA/LPC
>> bridge in every virt machine - root PCI bus only should be possible, as you
>> can provide disks via virtio-blk or virtio-scsi and serial, parallel, mouse,
>> floppy via PCI devices and/or by adding a USB bus in the cases where you
>> really need one.
> I think removing the ISA/LPC bridge is hard.  It includes the real-time
> clock and fw_cfg, for example.

Could VirtIO specified replacements make sense for these peripherals?


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