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Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH v3 0/6] arm: support -cpu max (and gic-version=max

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH v3 0/6] arm: support -cpu max (and gic-version=max)
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:59:24 +0000
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> On 9 March 2018 at 13:52, Alex Bennée <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:
>>> This patchset adds support for '-cpu max' to Arm, along the lines
>>> of the existing support we have for x86 targets:
>>>  * under KVM, -cpu max is the same as -cpu host
>>>  * under TCG, -cpu max means "emulate with as many features as
>>>    possible"
>> <snip>
>> It all looks good to me. The only minor problem I ran into was setting
>> -M virt,gic-version=max silently hangs with the stock QEMU_EFI.fd on my
>> version of Ubuntu. It would be nice if there was better feedback we
>> could give to the user in this case.
> Presumably that also fails if you ask for gic-version=3 ?


>> It works with the latest snapshot from:
>> http://snapshots.linaro.org/reference-platform/enterprise/firmware/15/release/qemu-aarch64/
> Sounds like "earlier firmware versions didn't have gicv3 support,
> later ones do" ?

According to the dpkg changelog it should have:

  Adds GICv3 support.  Closes: #810495

However it seems like it wasn't complete support.

Alex Bennée

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