[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Warn verbosely if using old loader:nvram pairs

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Wed Nov 13 16:20:12 UTC 2019

On 11/12/19 11:17 PM, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> On 11/11/19 9:42 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
>> There are two ways for specifying loader:nvram pairs:
>>     1) --with-loader-nvram configure option
>>     2) nvram variable in qemu.conf
>> Since we have FW descriptors, using this old style is
>> discouraged, but not as strong as one would expect. Produce more
>> warnings:
> Oh, I didn't know the old style was discouraged when using FW descriptors.
> Thanks for mentioning it!
>>     1) produce a warning if somebody tries the configure option
>>     2) produce a warning if somebody sets nvram variable and at
>>        least on FW descriptor was found
>> The reason for producing warning in case 1) is that package
>> maintainers, who set the configure option in the first place
>> should start moving towards FW descriptors and abandon the
>> configure option. After all, the warning is printed into config
>> output only in this case.
> Should the configure option be removed from the upstream spec file?

Definitely, Fedora ships FW descriptors and so does RHEL. What's the 
state in OpenSUSE? But I bet you have your own spec file anyway, don't 
you? Just like we have for Fedora and RHEL. Will post a patch tomorrow 
(unless you beat me to it).


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