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Re: [Xen-devel] Stable backport request for new OVMF version

On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 08:26 -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> > 
> > > > On 23.07.15 at 15:56, <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The version of OVMF in 4.5 (and presumably earlier) doesn't build 
> > with
> > the gcc in modern Linux distros (I noticed it with 4.9 from
> > Debian/Jessie).
> > 
> > I think we should update Config.mk:OVMF_UPSTREAM_REVISION to
> > cb9a7ebabcd6b8a49dc0854b2f9592d732b5afbd in all stable branches. 
> > That
> > version is the one currently in master.
> To be honest I didn't even know we support use of OVMF in any
> released version (nor in unstable). When did this change?

It was present in 4.3. I don't think we build it by default since its
toolchain is a bit picky, but we turn it on and test it in osstest from
4.4 onwards.

You can ask for it with bios="ovmf" in your hvm guest's config.


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