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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] Is xen planning to support hvm guests booting under UEFI?

On 27/09/2011 07:41, "Ian Campbell" <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> OVMF is aware of Xen, and work was being done on a PV block device
>> (Bei got as far as hypercall support and xenstore). Bei, are you
>> working on the PV block driver? I want to say we're pretty close on
>> that one (PV block not very hard, and neither is the block device
>> abstraction for EFI).
> Thanks for the update, it sounds like it's pretty far along.
> The PV enhancements etc sound great but it would be nice if we could tie
> up the baseline stuff so that folks can start using it.

Yes, we'd rather get something basically working into the tree, than wait
for everything to be absolutely perfect.

> Is Bei still working on the project since the end of GSoC? If not is
> there an archive of what he accomplished so that we can find someone to
> pick up on it if necessary?
>> I/Bei had patches against hvmloader (to support booting OVMF) and Bei
>> had patches against the management stack as well to expose the
>> functionality of picking OVMF as the firmware. I believe all of these
>> were sent to xen development list.
> I remember these. A bunch got applied after some discussion but IIRC not
> all of them were? Bei, are you able to resend the ones which did not?

Pretty much all the non-ovmf-specific changes went in (i.e., the most
contentious bits, to existing hvmloader code, should be pretty much checked
in already).

 -- Keir

> Is there a wiki page or something somewhere detailing what a user needs
> to do (i.e. build steps, guest cfg etc) in order to use the UEFI
> support?

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