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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] set the OEM fields in the RSDT and the FADT

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] set the OEM fields in the RSDT and the FADT from the SLIC
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:07:30 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 05:35:21PM +0100, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
> On 01/14/16 11:23, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 01:06:05PM +0300, Alex wrote:
> >> Richard, I just posted HW test results to
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1248758.
> >> Should I do it here instead?
> > 
> > I saw that.  Testing a virt-p2v conversion is a lot more involved.  It
> > would involve something like this:
> > 
> > (1) Install Win7 on a UEFI-based physical machine, ensuring that Win7
> > is using UEFI to boot (not CSM or BIOS).
> > 
> > (2) Install a recent Fedora on a second machine (second machine may be
> > a VM).  'dnf install virt-v2v' on this machine.
> > 
> > (3) Boot virt-p2v ISO (http://oirase.annexia.org/virt-p2v/) on the
> > first physical machine.  Perform a P2V conversion
> > (http://libguestfs.org/virt-p2v.1.html).
> > 
> > (4) Boot the converted Win7 VM on the target qemu.  Reproduce the
> > original bug.  We have never had the original bug reported to us by
> > any customer.
> > 
> > (5) Patch qemu on the target.
> > 
> > (6) Boot virt-p2v ISO again, and perform a second conversion.
> > 
> > (7) Verify that the bug (step 4) has been fixed.
> Very good description, thank you.

I made a good faith attempt to test this, but my attempts to get
Windows installed failed at the first step.  I don't have an optical
drive (who does?) and the MSFT tool that I tried for converting the
MSDN-supplied Win7 ISO into a USB key resulted only in USB keys that
did not boot at all.  It'll need to wait until I find an optical


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