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

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 4/4] hw/i386: Introduce the microvm machine type
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:49:40 +0200
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On 19/07/19 12:30, Sergio Lopez wrote:
> If people feel more comfortable keeping QEMU on x86_64 starting on Real
> Mode and having the firmware writing mptables, I'm fine with taking this
> approach.
> That said, to avoid confusing users, I think it'd be better to drop the
> legacy mode for SeaBIOS, and support just qboot. That would mean having
> to add a binary from the latter to "pc-bios" with some descriptive name
> ("qboot-microvm.bin"?) and making microvm look for that one by default.
> Does this sound like a reasonable plan?

Yes, though I wouldn't call it qboot-microvm.bin but just bios-microvm.bin.

In the meanwhile, feel free to send a pull request to the qboot project.
 The mptables can be written for all platforms, even those that have
ACPI (there is always -no-acpi, too).


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