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


2011/9/27 Keir Fraser <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 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).

This is just a ping to let you know that I'm still on this. I'll
update you guys as soon as
I can get Bei's work on top of latest hg tree building and running.


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