[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Warn verbosely if using old loader:nvram pairs
jfehlig at suse.com
Wed Nov 13 17:22:03 UTC 2019
On 11/13/19 9:20 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> 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
>> 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
Yes, openSUSE supports FW descriptors, as does the latest version of SLES under
development (SLES15 SP2).
> 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).
Yes, I have my own spec file, heavily influenced by the upstream one :-).
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