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From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini <at> eu.citrix.com>
Subject: Re: Number of NICs per VM with qemu-upstream (Was: Re: Re: [Xen-users] libvirt /usr/local/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm did not work on xen-4.4)
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.emulators.xen.devel
Date: Thursday 20th November 2014 16:14:51 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Thu, 20 Nov 2014, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-11-20 at 14:46 +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > On Thu, 20 Nov 2014, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > > There is, it's the romfile option to -device e.g.
> > >          -device $NICMODEL,vlan=0,romfile=$ROMFILE
> > >         
> > > where NICMODEL is e100, rtl8139, virtio-blah
> > > and ROMFILE is e.g. an ipxe binary.
> > 
> > I think that option was intended to point QEMU to a different file, not
> > to disable the romfile.
> 
> romfile="" does that, I think. Or use /dev/null etc etc.

Confirmed working.

---

libxl: do not load roms for any NICs except the first to avoid wasting
memory

Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini 

diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
index 3e191c3..f907ca9 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
@@ -674,9 +674,10 @@ static char **
libxl__build_device_model_args_new(libxl__gc *gc,
                                                 LIBXL_NIC_TYPE_VIF_IOEMU);
                 flexarray_append(dm_args, "-device");
                 flexarray_append(dm_args,
-                   libxl__sprintf(gc, "%s,id=nic%d,netdev=net%d,mac=%s",
+                   libxl__sprintf(gc, "%s,id=nic%d,netdev=net%d,mac=%s%s",
                                                 nics[i].model,
nics[i].devid,
-                                                nics[i].devid, smac));
+                                                nics[i].devid, smac,
+                                                i ? ",romfile=\"\"" :
""));
                 flexarray_append(dm_args, "-netdev");
                 flexarray_append(dm_args, GCSPRINTF(
                                           "type=tap,id=net%d,ifname=%s,"
 
CD: 4ms