[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2 0/6] add F11 shortcut for network boot

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Thu Oct 18 01:32:50 CEST 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 06:23:42PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> This series adds a shortcut for network boot, similar to what is present
> on bare-metal machines.  F11 will prioritize BCV/BEV entries for network
> devices over all the other items of the boot list.
> After testing with a more recent QEMU I found that it deploys a BCV ROM
> that breaks network boot.  So this series has two extra patches that
> track the PCI class for boot entries; this is then used to filter boot
> entries for network boot.  A better choice of priorities for BCV and
> BEV is also implemented (patch 3).
> After Peter Stuge's prod, I reorganized interactive_bootmenu to use a
> switch statement, and split the reindentation away in a separate patch.

Hi Paolo,

Can you give a high-level overview of why this functionality is
needed?  For QEMU users, wouldn't they just add "-boot net" to their
command line?


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