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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] qemu: piix: PCI bridge ACPI hotplug support

From: Jordan Justen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] qemu: piix: PCI bridge ACPI hotplug support
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:32:30 -0700

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Jordan Justen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> It couldn't hurt if more people that actually care about this spoke up
>> on edk2-devel about the issue, or perhaps within a UEFI working group.
>> Because, I know that they've stopped listening to me about it.
> Is this useful?  I can try to make noise.

Possibly. But, I don't want to give you false hope. :)

> I assume since folks like
> you who have much more credibility and familiarity in this space have
> given up, it's a lost cause.

I think customers/partners reporting an issue directly can sometime be
more persuasive than a lone engineer saying this somewhat obscure
licensing thing will be an issue for free software projects.

>> No, but I've always thought that QEMU was happy to have alternative
>> firmware projects.
> We are and we're happy to accept patches to enable things even if its
> proprietary.  But that's all assuming we're improving hardware
> emulation.
> What we're talking about here is doing something that's very un-hardware like.

Fair enough. I know that it's been done by other VMs, but you
certainly have a point in that real systems don't do this.


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