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Re: [libvirt] Revamped Smbios/Sysinfo support



On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 11:36:45AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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). 

  Hum, right, something to fix there, yes

Daniel

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