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Re: [Qemu-devel] Config file support

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Config file support
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 01:36:40 +0100
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On Tuesday 24 October 2006 01:12, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> Hello Paul,
> Monday, October 23, 2006, 11:29:52 PM, you wrote:
> > On Monday 23 October 2006 21:01, Rob Landley wrote:
> >> On Sunday 22 October 2006 2:27 pm, Paul Brook wrote:
> >> > I've been considering a machine config file for a while, but haven't
> >> > come up with a coherent way of representing everything yet.
>    I'm glad this discussion was brought up on the list. And I'd like
> to also bring back another related issue - what about providing
> "plugin" system for device (chip) implementation, in addition to
> flexible-format machine config allowing to construct "virtual boards"
> out of them?

IMHO we already have a fairly good device model, and it's not hard to add new 

If you mean putting individual devices in shared libraries and dlopen'ing them 
at runtime then I have no interest in that. AFAICS the only reason for 
wanting to do this is to use closed-source device models.


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