[libvirt] [PATCH v2 4/4] qemu_firmware: Try to autofill for old style UEFI specification

Daniel P. Berrangé berrange at redhat.com
Tue Jan 7 15:00:31 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jan 07, 2020 at 02:43:25PM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> While we discourage people to use the old style of specifying
> UEFI for their domains (the old style is putting path to the FW
> image under /domain/os/loader/ whilst the new one is using
> /domain/os/@firmware), some applications might have not adopted


> yet. They still rely on libvirt autofilling NVRAM path and
> figuring out NVRAM template when using the old way (notably
> virt-install does this). And in a way they are right. However,

Not "in a way" - they are absolutely always right, because
thats what our API guarantee means for apps. So

s/And in a way they are right/We must preserve backcompat
  for this previously supported config approach/

> since we really want distro maintainers to leave
> --with-loader-nvram configure option and rely on JSON
> descriptors, we need to implement autofilling of NVRAM template
> for the old way too.
> Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1782778
> RHEL: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1776949
> Signed-off-by: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com>
> ---
>  src/qemu/qemu_firmware.c | 47 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 42 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange at redhat.com>

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