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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] make /usr/bin/qemu the native arch

From: Ricardo Almeida
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] make /usr/bin/qemu the native arch
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 18:04:51 +0100

On 7/8/07, Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 08, 2007 at 02:21:02PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Shouldn't /usr/bin/qemu be an alias for qemu-system-$(ARCH), where $(ARCH) is
> the native architecture?  Defaulting to i386 doesn't make much sense nowadays,
> specially since x86_64 is gradually obsoleting it.

Management tools for QEMU will have come to rely on existing semantics of
/usr/bin/qemu being i386.

Why?! If they rely on 386 I think they should directly use
qemu-system-i386... If they manage in an architecture independent way
then use the qemu link...

Changing this for merely cosmetic reasons would

Not cosmetic, logic...

cause significant technical complications because tools would then have to
try and detect whether /usr/bin/qemu were native or i386.

See my previous why?! ;)

Thus I see no
real functional/technical benefit to changing it, and plenty of downside.

If it's more logic, you have a functional benefit. And for the
downside, I don't see them except for non-logic assumptions ;)

Ricardo Almeida

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