Subject: Re: Multiprocessor support
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: port-xen
Date: 09/05/2007 20:36:05
On Wed, 05 Sep 2007, Andreas Gustafsson wrote:
> That's easier said than done, because when running under HVM, the
> countdown after the "Press return to boot now, any other key for boot
> menu" message goes by in the blink of an eye.  Maybe qemu optimizes
> away a delay loop or something?

Qemu's implementation of one of the timer chips is wrong
(or at least, was wrong a couple of years ago).  See

If you set the timeout to be much larger (at least thousands of seconds,
possibly tens of thousands of seconds), then it should count down slowly
enough for you to press a key.

--apb (Alan Barrett)