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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/6] fw-cfg: documentation, cleanup, and proposed fe

From: Gabriel L. Somlo
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/6] fw-cfg: documentation, cleanup, and proposed feature
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:14:59 -0400

Document and clean up fw_cfg; additionally, allow user-provided blobs to
be inserted into fw_cfg via the qemu command line.

Please consider applying 1-5; Patch 6/6 should be considered as just an RFC
at this time, please let me know what you all think about it.

Summary of patches in the series:

  1/6: resubmit Jordan's documentation patch from back in 2011

  2/6: remove support for guest-side writes to fw_cfg data port
       (this also updates the documentation applied earlier in 1/6)

  3/6: add assertion to prevent us from inadvertently introducing memory leaks
       when adding data blobs to fw_cfg

  4/6: adding fw_cfg blobs with the same file name multiple times is a
       memory-leaking erroneous thing to do: make qemu properly quit with
       an error instead of just generating a trace event.

  5/6: allow users to explicitly insert an arbitrary file as a fw_cfg blob
       via the qemu command line

  6/6: guest-side retrieval of named blob from the fw_cfg device
       (please do NOT apply 6/6, as I'm just soliciting feedback at this time)

Thanks much,

Gabriel L. Somlo (6):
  fw_cfg: add documentation file (docs/specs/fw_cfg.txt)
  fw_cfg: remove support for guest-side data writes
  fw_cfg: assertion to detect memory leak when adding new data blob
  fw_cfg: exit with error when dupe fw_cfg file name inserted
  fw_cfg: insert fw_cfg file blobs via qemu cmdline
  qga: RFC: guest-side retrieval of fw_cfg file

 docs/specs/fw_cfg.txt     | 154 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 hw/nvram/fw_cfg.c         | 123 ++++++++++++++++++------------------
 include/hw/nvram/fw_cfg.h |   8 ++-
 qemu-options.hx           |  10 +++
 qga/Makefile.objs         |   1 +
 qga/get-fwcfg.c           |  92 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 qga/guest-agent-core.h    |   2 +
 qga/main.c                |   6 +-
 vl.c                      |  27 ++++++++
 9 files changed, 355 insertions(+), 68 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 docs/specs/fw_cfg.txt
 create mode 100644 qga/get-fwcfg.c


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