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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH]: Add floppy support to xm_internal



On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 02:05:06PM +0200, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> Yes, you read the subject right; add floppy support to xm internal.  Let's just
> say I didn't do this by choice.  In any case, there was a cryptic comment in
> xenXMParseXMLDisks() that said:
> 
> /* Xend (all versions) put the floppy device config
>  * under the hvm (image (os)) block
>  */
> 
> What this actually means is that we shouldn't parse the floppy stuff to put it
> in the "disks =" section of the /etc/xen configuration file, since it doesn't
> have meaning there.  Instead, floppy disks go at the top-level of a Xen config
> file, like:
> 
> fda = '/var/lib/xen/images/floppy.img'
> fdb = '/var/lib/xen/images/floppy2.img'
> 
> That's exactly what this patch does.  In combination with a couple of other
> small patches to virt-install (which I will post to the appropriate list), I was
> able to use a floppy disk to hold the kickstart for a fully virtualized Xen
> guest install.

Sorry, this patch is no use - there is a stack of patches pending review
which re-write the XM and XenD driver's XML handling from scratch to use
the new generic domain XML APIs. The floppy stuff will have to stack on
top of that:

  http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2008-July/msg00084.html

Regards,
Daniel
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