[libvirt] [PATCH v1 0/3] Loadparm support

Farhan Ali alifm at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 19 18:15:49 UTC 2017

On 05/19/2017 01:34 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 12:56:44PM -0400, Farhan Ali wrote:
>> This patch series introduces the support for new s390x 'loadparm'
>> feature. The 'loadparm' can be used to select the boot entry to
>> boot from, for a boot device.
> Why do we need / want any of this when we already have bootindex=NN
> support. Inventing a S390-only way to select the boot device order
> is pretty horrible IMHO
> Regards,
> Daniel

Hi Daniel,

The bootindex is used to select a boot device, the loadparm used to 
select a boot entry within that boot device.

Loadparm is not a way to select boot device order. Bootindex is still 
used to select the boot device order.

Hope this clears it up.


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