On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:38:51PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
I don't think it's a good idea to move BIOS functionality in QEMU.
We don't frequently add firmware or chipsets so it seems like we're optimizing for an uncommon scenario here.
By the way, on x86 we already load some ACPI tables through fw_cfg:
hw/i386/pc_piix.c: pc_acpi_init("acpi-dsdt.aml"); hw/i386/pc_q35.c: pc_acpi_init("q35-acpi-dsdt.aml");
so putting all other tables in one place will just make things more consistent.
Yes, ACPI is messy, and pc-specific, but IMO that's life: it's better to give guests as much help as we can if it's messy, not push the messiness out for guests to handle.