Bug 620638

Summary: [RFE] Improve boot time by removing the boot menu
Product: [Community] oVirt Reporter: Itamar Heim <iheim>
Component: vdsmAssignee: Michal Skrivanek <michal.skrivanek>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: meital avital <mavital>
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: abaron, acathrow, bazulay, danken, iheim, jkt, lpeer, tburke
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: EasyFix, Improvement
Target Release: 3.3.4   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Description Itamar Heim 2010-08-03 02:23:10 EDT
bootmenu is shown today on guest startup which takes several seconds.
in most cases this is not relevant to user.
suggestion is for vdsm to pass 
<bootmenu enable="no"/>

to libvirt by default.

only case vdsm will pass <bootmenu enable="yes"> would be when rhev-m requested to start the vm in paused mode (logic is that in almost any other case, user won't get to see the boot menu).

only caveat is the boot menu won't be shown by default when guest reboots, but i think this is good enough
Comment 1 Yaniv Kaul 2010-08-03 02:29:56 EDT
Unless we want in the future to have the boot splash screen that is on its way to QEMU upstream.
Comment 2 Itamar Heim 2010-08-03 07:03:06 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> Unless we want in the future to have the boot splash screen that is on its way
> to QEMU upstream.    

do you think users will actually see it in most cases?
Comment 3 Michal Skrivanek 2013-08-19 06:14:23 EDT
seems the default is off nowadays...