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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 4/4] hw/i386: Introduce the microvm machine t

From: Sergio Lopez
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 4/4] hw/i386: Introduce the microvm machine type
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 13:16:08 +0200
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Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> writes:

> On 02/07/19 10:47, Sergio Lopez wrote:
>>> Could it be useful to support initrd as well?
>>> I'm thinking a possibility to a microvm to use only the initrd without a
>>> block device.
>> I agree, thanks for the suggestion. I'll add support for it.
> I'd like to take a look at adding firmware support too, so that we get
> linuxboot and multiboot for free.  This would also allow boot time
> comparisons.

I agree, but I'd prefer doing that on another iteration. This way we can
already introduce the machine type, with its basic set of features and
characteristics (which work in the sense it was initially intended), so
other projects can start experimenting with it.

Then we can add other options like ACPI and firmware support as knobs.


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