On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 16:59 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
The following implements all your feedback (I hope). I have squashed it down into a single commit which supports direct boot.
I've gotten all the PCI setup and ACPI stuff etc etc working but, frankly, the patch to SeaBIOS is getting to be pretty enormous and intrusive.
The more I look at it the more I am coming to the conclusion that it would be better to have hvmloader setup all this platform level stuff and pass details onto SeaBIOS as necessary, following the model used with coreboot->SeaBIOS rather than the emulator's way of doing things. hvmloader basically already fulfils the same role for Xen HVM guests as coreboot does for physical hardware so I think that makes a certain amount of sense.
I'm going to try reworking things in that direction and see how they look.