[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2] pvscsi boot support

Evgeny Budilovsky evgeny.budilovsky at ravellosystems.com
Thu Oct 10 09:48:19 CEST 2013

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:30 AM, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 01:16:30PM +0300, Evgeny Budilovsky wrote:
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Evgeny Budilovsky <evgeny.budilovsky at ravellosystems.com>
> Thanks for submitting.
> I'm fine with the patch.  But can you expand on what "pvscsi" is, what
> advantages there is for an user to enable it, what hypervisors support
> it, etc.  Ideally this info would be in the Kconfig menu as well.
I was thinking about writing similar to this in the Kconfig help item. What
do you think ?
If this is ok I will resend the patch

    config PVSCSI
        depends on DRIVES && QEMU_HARDWARE
        bool "pvscsi controllers"
        default y
            Support boot from Paravirtualized SCSI storage. This kind of
            is mainly supported by VMware ESX hypervisor. It is commonly
            to allow fast storage access by communicating directly with the
            underlying hypervisor. Enabling this type of boot will allow
            booting directly from images that were imported from ESX
            without the need to use slower emulation of storage controllers
            such as IDE.

> -Kevin

Best Regards,
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