[libvirt] [PATCH 2/5] Introduce SMM feature

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Mon Aug 1 12:28:01 UTC 2016


> ... Gerd's above metadata change is dated 2016-03-21, at which point
> both QEMU v2.4.0 and v2.5.0 had been tagged (on 2015-08-11 and on
> 2015-12-16, respectively). I guess Gerd may have mis-remembered the
> exact QEMU release which included SMM support?

Either that, or because some of the bits needed for secure boot didn't
made it into 2.4 (and secure boot being *the* use case for smm

> ... Anyway, looking over your patch quickly, I think it really only
> concerns itself with "-machine smm=on", and for that, the 2.4 version
> check should suffice. It's only OVMF that needs a lot more than that.

Well, in kvm mode there is also a kernel support for smm required ...


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