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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC][PATCH 0/6] "bootonceindex" property

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC][PATCH 0/6] "bootonceindex" property
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:24:01 +0100


> The short answer: emulating real hardware.
> Since real HW has this capability, there exist certain
> auxiliary systems that are built on it. Having similar
> semantics available in QEMU allows me to build a virtual
> machine that works with these systems without modifying
> them in any way.

Ok, that is reason enough.

Adding bootonceindex everywhere doesn't look like the best plan to me
though.  Possibly we can pimp up bootindex in a backward-compatible way?
Something like bootindex=<normal>[.<once>] ?


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