[SeaBIOS] QEMU fw_cfg DMA interface

Marc Marí markmb at redhat.com
Thu Aug 6 12:37:45 CET 2015

On Thu, 6 Aug 2015 13:27:16 +0100
Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Marc Marí <markmb at redhat.com> wrote:
> > When running a Linux guest on top of QEMU, using the -kernel
> > options, this is the timing improvement for x86:
> >
> > QEMU commit 2be4f242b50a8 and SeaBIOS commit 908a58c1d5ff
> > QEMU startup time: .078
> > BIOS startup time: .060
> > Kernel setup time: .578
> > Total time: .716
> >
> > QEMU with this patch series and SeaBIOS with this patch series
> > QEMU startup time: .080
> > BIOS startup time: .039
> > Kernel setup time: .002
> > Total time: .121
> Impressive results!
> Is this a fully-featured QEMU build or did you disable things?
> Is this the default SeaBIOS build or did you disable things?

This is the default QEMU configuration I get for my system. It's not a
fully-featured QEMU, but it has a lot of things enabled. SeaBIOS
has a default configuration (with debugging disabled).

The QEMU configuration is:
tcg debug enabled no
gprof enabled     no
sparse enabled    no
strip binaries    yes
profiler          no
static build      no
pixman            system
SDL support       yes
GTK support       yes
GNUTLS support    yes
GNUTLS hash       yes
GNUTLS gcrypt     no
GNUTLS nettle     yes (2.7.1)
VTE support       yes
curses support    yes
curl support      yes
mingw32 support   no
Audio drivers     oss
Block whitelist (rw)
Block whitelist (ro)
VirtFS support    yes
VNC support       yes
VNC TLS support   yes
VNC SASL support  yes
VNC JPEG support  yes
VNC PNG support   yes
xen support       no
brlapi support    yes
bluez  support    yes
Documentation     no
GUEST_BASE        yes
PIE               yes
vde support       yes
netmap support    no
Linux AIO support yes
ATTR/XATTR support yes
Install blobs     yes
KVM support       yes
RDMA support      yes
TCG interpreter   no
fdt support       yes
preadv support    yes
fdatasync         yes
madvise           yes
posix_madvise     yes
sigev_thread_id   yes
uuid support      yes
libcap-ng support yes
vhost-net support yes
vhost-scsi support yes
Trace backends    nop
spice support     yes (0.12.7/0.12.5)
rbd support       yes
xfsctl support    no
nss used          yes
libusb            yes
usb net redir     yes
OpenGL support    no
libiscsi support  yes
libnfs support    no
build guest agent yes
QGA VSS support   no
QGA w32 disk info no
seccomp support   yes
coroutine backend ucontext
coroutine pool    yes
GlusterFS support yes
Archipelago support no
gcov              gcov
gcov enabled      no
TPM support       yes
libssh2 support   yes
TPM passthrough   yes
QOM debugging     yes
vhdx              yes
lzo support       yes
snappy support    yes
bzip2 support     yes
NUMA host support yes
tcmalloc support  no


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