Jamie Lokier wrote:
Anthony Liguori wrote:
That makes me sad that they merged that. What a terribly complicated
way to do something that's relatively simple.
I guess it's for backwards compatibility with ancient versions of
VMware, but it does seem out of place now.
The Bochs BIOS doesn't run under VMware. Plus it's under a BX_QEMU
define in the Bochs BIOS. It looks like it was merged into Bochs with
them thinking that it was an interface we were supporting when we really
aren't yet. This seems unfortunately to me :-(
If we can use the CMOS, I'd rather use the CMOS. If we absolutely need
a different interface, I'd prefer it not be the backdoor interface and
instead be something is either an existing standard or somethign that we
have some level of control over.
We can't extend the backdoor interface for arbitrary things.