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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v8 0/8] Add support for VM Generation ID

From: Ben Warren
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v8 0/8] Add support for VM Generation ID
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:10:26 -0800

> On Feb 20, 2017, at 7:41 AM, Laszlo Ersek <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02/20/17 15:57, Igor Mammedov wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:15:32 -0800
>> address@hidden wrote:
>>> From: Ben Warren <address@hidden>
>>> This patch set adds support for passing a GUID to Windows guests.  It is a
>>> re-implementation of previous patch sets written by Igor Mammedov et al, but
>>> this time passing the GUID data as a fw_cfg blob.
>>> This patch set has dependencies on new guest functionality, in particular 
>>> the
>>> support for a new linker-loader command and the ability to write back data
>>> to QEMU over a DMA link.  Work is in flight in both SeaBIOS and OVMF to 
>>> support this.
>>> v7->v8:
>>>    - Rebased to top of tree.
>>>    - Fixed two small bugs in "write pointer" function
>>>    - minor re-ordering of data in patches
>>>    - Fixed unit test by adding delays/retries to reading RSDP table
>> Michael,
>> series looks good for merging.
>> Patch
>> [PATCH v8 7/8] tests: Add unit tests for the VM  Generation ID feature
>> needs updated seabios blob to make 'make check' happy
>> so we probably should merge/update seabios first
>>  [PATCH v5 0/5] QEMU: Add capability to write back fw_cfg address to QEMU
>> CCing Gerd and Kevin.
> That's sort of a circular dependency, as Kevin generally prefers to
> merge SeaBIOS patches once the underlying QEMU code has been committed :)
> For a total ordering, all QEMU patches except v8 7/8 could be merged in
> QEMU, then the v5 SeaBIOS patches could be merged, then Gerd could
> refresh the bundled SeaBIOS binaries, then QEMU patch v8 7/8 could be
> merged.
> I'm not actually suggesting that though, given that the soft freeze is
> in about a week.
> Kevin, can you please make an exception this time and merge the SeaBIOS
> patches ahead of the QEMU patches?
There were some change requests for v5 SeaBIOS, so I’m planning on fixing them 
up and sending today.
> Thanks!
> Laszlo


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