[Libvir] [PATCH] add bootloader_args to libvirt xml to support bootloaders (like pypxeboot for example) that require arguments

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 5 08:29:53 UTC 2007

Hugh Brock wrote:
> This patch extends libvirt's XML to include a paramater Xen already 
> supports in sexpr, "bootloader_args." The bootloader_args parameter lets 
> you pass arguments -- "mac=aa:12:34:56:78:90" for example -- to a 
> bootloader program that xend invokes when it starts a guest. One such 
> program, pypxeboot, uses the mac= argument to communicate with a dhcp 
> server and retrieve the pxeboot kernel and initrd for a paravirt guest.
> The patch includes new tests for the bootloader_args XML and sexpr, 
> which pass.
> Note that for the head of current libvirt, the virsh tests do not pass 
> and virsh will not connect to the xen hypervisor. I don't know if this 
> is my own build environment or some other issue. However the failure is 
> the same with or without this patch, so I am submitting it anyway.
> Please let me know what you think...

Looks good to me.

Did you find out what was causing the build problems (ie. beyond just NFS)?


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