(re-sending with another email :) )
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 30-10-17 22:41, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Hi folks!
> We have a 'situation' for F27 Final that needs resolving.
> One blocker bug - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1164492
> definitely requires a change to gnome-boxes. That change isn't under
> dispute, and is present in an update, gnome-boxes-3.26.1-4.fc27 .
Thanks Adam for initiating this discussion.
> So what's the problem? The problem is that update also includes
> *another* change, and I'm not at all sure we actually still want that
> gnome-boxes-3.26.1-3.fc27 changed the default video adapter for new VMs
> to 'virtio', as an attempt to workaround
. However, that bug
> now appears to be addressed on the kernel side. Changing the default
> video adapter for new VMs could only ever be an incomplete workaround
> (it wouldn't help VMs created on other OSes, or existing VMs, or
> various other situations), and I believe was a downstream-only change.
Exactly. The main reasoning we still didn't pushed for this switch
upstream is the compatibility with other distros. To be honest, we
haven't researched enough to safely state that switching from QXL to
VIRTIO upstream is not going to break other systems.
AFAIK virtio-vga definitely is the most future proof choice, it is what
we want to switch to one of these days anyways. Since this will only
impact new VMs and since once created VMs may stick around for quite
a while I think that having virtio-vga as a default for the video
adapter is a good idea.
Indeed. There's no doubt that we want virtio-vga asap, the question is
when (depending on the issues users have experienced, if any).
We could also switch existing VMs if that's desired. But, as Hans
mentioned, now we are setting VIRTIO only for newly created VMs.
I have no strong reasons to carry or drop the patch, this way I'd
probably decide together with you all in this thread.
Anyways just my 2 cents.