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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] ARM VM System Sepcification

Il 06/03/2014 13:04, Robie Basak ha scritto:
So, for example, the guest OS might, on bootloader or kernel upgrade,
completely replace the boot mechanism, dropping the removable path and
replacing it with a fixed disk arrangement, setting boot variables
appropriately, and assume that it can reboot and everything will
continue to work.

It can, but at the same time it had better keep the fallback method working, where fixed media are treated like removable ones.

In practice, both Linux distributions and Windows do that.

This is why I'm suggesting that the specification mandate that the guest
OS shipped in a "portable disk image" as defined by the spec must not
make this assumption.

Yeah, that's fine to specify.


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