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Re: [libvirt] Revamped Smbios/Sysinfo support



On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 05:36:41PM +0100, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> This patch set implements a new way to store system informations and
> pass them to the domain, it's modelled on the SMBIOS support in
> hypervisors and allow to override those informations in domains:
> 
> The simplest is the use of:
> 
>   <smbios mode="host"/>
> 
> in which case the domain will try to inherit those values from
> the Host own values, the classical use case is the use of OEM'ed
> Windows versions where one need to export SMBIOS informations from
> the host to the guest.
> But the <sysinfo> construct allows to define those informations,
> for example:
> 
>   <sysinfo type="smbios">
>     <bios>
>       <entry name="vendor">QEmu/KVM</entry>
>       <entry name="version">0.13</entry>
>     </bios>
>     <system>
>       <entry name="manufacturer">Fedora</entry>
>       <entry name="product">Virt-Manager</entry>
>       <entry name="version">0.8.2-3.fc14</entry>
>       <entry name="serial">32dfcb37-5af1-552b-357c-be8c3aa38310</entry>
>       <entry name="uuid">c7a5fdbd-edaf-9455-926a-d65c16db1809</entry>
>     </system>
>   </sysinfo>
>   <smbios mode="sysinfo"/>

The <sysinfo> is fine at the top level, but the <smbios> element
should be kept within the <os> element, because that is the container
we have for all BIOS related config parameters, and whether you can
use <smbios> or not is conditional on  <os type='hvm'/> (ie you can't
use it with type=xen or type=exe). 

Regards,
Daniel
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