On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 08:05:26AM +0200, Jes Sorensen wrote:
On 06/01/10 07:34, Markus Armbruster wrote:
"Sebastian Herbszt" firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Gleb Natapov wrote:
I don't care much as long as we will not have "CPU :". It looks like something that can change after BIOS upgrade, so it is hard to believe Windows will stop working because of this change.
Maybe it could trigger the Windows activation process?
Isn't that testable?
The problem there is that the number of possible combinations to test is endless. I think older versions of windows are far more prone to such problems than newer ones.
Lets select a handful of OS versions that we think are important and then test. If the smbios changes cause a problem, then we can document that fact and be careful going forward.
I'm leery about reverting improvements on the premise that some guest could possibly observe the change and be finicky about it. That way leads to stagnation. (For example, for all I know, the recent smbios memory layout bug fix could cause a Windows activation.)
BTW, is there a known issue with activation on the latest qemu?