[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Allow setting boot menu on/off

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Jul 27 12:48:07 UTC 2010

On 07/27/2010 06:13 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 04:31:23PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Add a new element to the <os> block:
>>   <bootmenu enable="yes|no"/>
>> Which maps to -boot,menu=on|off on the QEMU command line.
>> I decided to use an explicit 'enable' attribute rather than just make the
>> bootmenu element boolean. This allows us to treat lack of a bootmenu element
>> as 'use hypervisor default'.
>> Signed-off-by: Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com>
> I'm wondering what we should do if we need a further option
> to turn on/off the PXE boot menus that SEABIOS now adds to
> QEMU for each NIC. I guess that might be a separate 
> <bootmenu> element within the <interface> device so probably
> wouldn't impact this modelling

Yeah, I think we eventually need some sort of <boot> element at the
device level anyways, to support booting off hdb instead of hda for
example. But yeah, I don't think it should affect this patch.

- Cole

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