[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/3] Add support for biosdevname inside VM

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Wed Nov 20 02:46:51 CET 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 08:57:16PM +0400, Ivan Mironov wrote:
> Hello!
> These patches adds support for providing SMBIOS "Onboard Devices
> Extended Information" fields to the guest i386/x86_64 system inside
> qemu. This could be used in conjunction with biosdevname to provide
> "consistent network device naming" inside VM.
> I will also send corresponding patches to qemu-devel at nongnu.org and
> linux-poweredge at dell.com (for biosdevname).

Hi Ivan,

Thanks for looking at this.  However, it's my opinion that the smbios
mechanism between qemu and seabios needs to be redone.  The table
passing system (and shared ownership) of smbios is way too complex
today.  Your patch makes it even more complex.  What I think needs to
happen is for QEMU to generate the smbios table in entirety and pass
it in entirety to seabios.


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