Bug 1324375 - [RFE] Use 10s timeout for boot menu
Summary: [RFE] Use 10s timeout for boot menu
Alias: None
Product: vdsm
Classification: oVirt
Component: RFEs
Version: 4.16.36
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.0.0-beta
: 4.17.999
Assignee: Milan Zamazal
QA Contact: Nisim Simsolo
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-06 08:17 UTC by lijuan men
Modified: 2016-07-08 00:54 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
With this update, the boot menu timeout was increased to 10 seconds. This makes the boot menu more accessible when pause mode is not enabled.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-07-05 07:44:14 UTC
oVirt Team: Virt
rule-engine: ovirt-4.0.0+
gklein: testing_plan_complete+
mgoldboi: planning_ack+
michal.skrivanek: devel_ack+
mavital: testing_ack+

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oVirt gerrit 56393 0 master MERGED virt: Set timeout on boot menu 2016-04-27 15:37:12 UTC

Description lijuan men 2016-04-06 08:17:55 UTC
Description of problem:
sometime the response of initialing the VM console is slow due to network delays,we don't have the chance to see the boot menu, always only see the login screen after console init successfully. 
So suggest add 'timeout' element for boot menu.User can have enough time to wait for the console initialing and see the boot menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vdsm-4.16.36-1.el6ev.x86_64  on rhel 6.7 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a virtual machine
2.select the virtual machine,click 'edit' button
3.in the new window 'edit virtual machine',click 'boot options' , select 'enable boot menu',and click 'OK'
4.start the virtual machine,and click 'console' button.

Actual results:
VM console initialing is slow,we don't have the chance to see the boot menu

Expected results:
suggest add 'timeout' element for boot menu.User can have enough time to wait for the console initialing and see the boot menu.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michal Skrivanek 2016-04-07 07:19:58 UTC
this was not done as part of the feature bug 955235 because at that time bug 1021703 was not fixed. The default timeout is 3s and the suggestion is to run VM in paused mode, open console, and then unpause

timeout is now available so it can be added, for simplicity we may simply create a vdsm.conf option and use 10s as default.

Comment 2 Michal Skrivanek 2016-04-27 15:39:53 UTC
changing title to reflect the actual change - should improve experience for first boot flow when you want to boot from an installation CD once

Comment 3 Nisim Simsolo 2016-06-13 12:51:45 UTC
Verified. Test case added to external trackers.

Comment 4 Sandro Bonazzola 2016-07-05 07:44:14 UTC
oVirt 4.0.0 has been released, closing current release.

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