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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] vl.c: Add '-L help' which lists data dirs.

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3] vl.c: Add '-L help' which lists data dirs.
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:54:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 01:55:59PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 16/05/2016 18:34, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > QEMU compiles a list of data directories from various sources.  When
> > consuming a QEMU binary it's useful to be able to get this list of
> > data directories: a primary reason is so you can list what BIOSes or
> > keymaps ship with this version of QEMU.  However without reproducing
> > the method that QEMU uses internally, it's not possible to get the
> > list of data directories.
> > 
> > This commit adds a simple '-L help' option that just lists out the
> > data directories as qemu calculates them:
> > 
> > $ ./x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -L help
> > /home/rjones/d/qemu/pc-bios
> > /usr/local/share/qemu
> > 
> > $ ./x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -L /tmp -L help
> > /tmp
> > /home/rjones/d/qemu/pc-bios
> > /usr/local/share/qemu
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <address@hidden>
> > Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
> Queued, thanks.

Thanks.  This is a good patch and I think we should have it in qemu.

However the semi-related "bios-fast" patch needs more work, and so I'd
like to withdraw that one from consideration (if it was being
considered ..)


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