[ipxe-devel] [PATCH ipxe] build: Enable IPv6 for qemu

Tore Anderson tore at fud.no
Thu Mar 3 12:56:35 UTC 2016

* Michael Brown <mcb30 at ipxe.org>

> I've been thinking for some time now that it would be useful to have a 
> "minimal" configuration used for building real BIOS option ROM images 
> and a "normal" configuration for everything else (undionly.kpxe, 
> ipxe.efi, UEFI ROMs, qemu ROMs, etc).  There are several features that 
> are sufficiently commonly used that it would be worth having them 
> generally available in the default binaries, but which are currently 
> disabled by default due to BIOS ROM size concerns.
> We already have the named config mechanism.  I wonder if building a BIOS 
> option ROM for a real NIC is sufficiently specialised that it would make 
> sense to have a CONFIG=rom or CONFIG=minimal named configuration.

Hi Michael,

Just adding another ping here...

Keeping in mind the «perfect is the enemy of good» mantra, I'm curious:
are there any issues/problems with applying the suggested patch to
enable IPv6 for qemu, and implementing the improved minimal/rom/normal
distinction you're describing at a later time?

Would it be helpful to you if this patch was re-posted a GH pull
request instead of to the mailing list as was originally done?

Best regards,
Tore Anderson

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