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Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 09:37:57 +0200
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On 12.05.2016 16:03, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
>>> I don't understand the question, sorry. How can ipxe fail if ipxe is not
>>> made available to the guest, in any NIC's PCI option ROM BAR?
>> What I meat to say is that on x86 user can use rtl8139 or e1000 to use
>> ipxe. If uefi doesn't support rtl8139 or e1000, user can't use ipxe with
>> uefi when he only uses rtl8139 or e1000.
> ipxe provides efi drivers.  They are sitting in the PCI rom bar of the
> qemu emulated nics and edk2 can use them just fine, on x86.  Right now
> we support legacy bios, ia32 efi and x64 efi.
> Now ipxe got arm and aarch64 support and the questions is whenever we
> should add arm efi and/or aarch64 efi support to the nic pci roms.

Simply add a EFI byte code (EBC) driver to the PCI ROM, then you're done
for all future UEFI based platforms ;-)

/me ducks and covers


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