[SeaBIOS] [Xen-devel] Re: [RFC] [PATCH 0/2] Basic SeaBIOS support for Xen HVM
Ian.Campbell at citrix.com
Mon May 23 12:44:38 CEST 2011
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
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
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