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Re: [Qemu-block] [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Configuring pflash devices for O
Re: [Qemu-block] [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Configuring pflash devices for OVMF firmware
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:06:34 +0000
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 at 12:40, Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> The tricky part is the access control here. On physical hardware you
> typically have one flash rom, say 16M below 4G (on x86).
> Our pflash device doesn't allow to define multiple regions, so we use
> multiple pflash devices instead, each with different access permissions
> (code vs. vars). Because of that they are more dynamic than they are on
> phyiscal hardware, x86 sizes them according to the size of the firmware
> images (arm is easier here, we have fixed size and location no matter
> how big the firmware images are).
> So I think the options we have are:
> (a) leave pflash as-is, which pretty much implies physaddr and size
> must be user-configurable.
> (b) add support for multiple regions to pflash, so one can attach
> multiple blockdev at different offsets to a single pflash device.
The latter makes more sense to me -- we should model what the
hardware actually has, because the guest can tell the difference.
(Migration compat is left as an exercise for the reader :-))
Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] Configuring pflash devices for OVMF firmware, Markus Armbruster, 2019/01/30