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Re: [libvirt] PATCH: Support bootloaders in QEMU driver



On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 09:07:45AM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> > The QEMU driver supports booting Xen guests via the Xenner hypervisor.  For
> > such paravirtualized guests there is no regular BIOS, so the bootloader has
> > to be run on the host. Xenner defaults  to pygrub, but since libvirt has a
> > generic syntax for bootloaders, we should use it. So this patch adds support
> > for the <bootloader> syntax in the QEMU drive, and passes this to Xenner via
> > the -bootloader arg.
> >
> > The patch is overly large, because when we have a bootloader we need to skip
> > the kernel/initrd/cmdline/boot elements & thus caused alot of intrusive code
> > re-indentation .
> 
> Hmm... that patch didn't apply to latest.
> But only the big indentation-changing hunk
> failed, and it was one new line and the rest
> just white-space diffs, so no problem.
> and even if it hadn't, "git diff -w" makes it
> easy to see only the essential changes.

Sorry, I should have made it clearer that the set of patches apply in
series, and are dependant on the STREQ patch too. The ordering was:

  strcmp-cleanup
  xen-disk-bus
  xen-input-bus
  qemu-name-arg
  xen-bootloader
  kvm-vcpus
  default-bus

Regards,
Dan.
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