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Re: [Qemu-devel] Why is SeaBIOS used with -kernel?

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Why is SeaBIOS used with -kernel?
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:26:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Am 05.04.2016 um 11:19 hat Richard W.M. Jones geschrieben:
> > > OK so this reminds me of the second problem.  How to detect what
> > > bioses are available, given a qemu binary.  It would be nice if qemu
> > > had an option like:
> > > 
> > >   qemu -bios \?
> I didn't really think this one through.  The extra time taken (in the
> link loader) to run the above query command will be greater than the
> time saved with the faster BIOS.  I'm still looking at the loader
> problem.

For all practical matters, why can't you make it a build time option?
The binary would hardcode bios-fast.bin and just set the dependencies of
the libguestfs package to a new enough qemu.


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