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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH] qdev: add -pcidevice command line option.

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH] qdev: add -pcidevice command line option.
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:41:21 +0200
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-pcidevice can be useful now, for devices converted to qdev, but it
doesn't fully work for certain incomplete conversions.

For incomplete conversions it may cause all sorts of strange effects, so Paul has a point here IMHO.

While that's
inacceptable for a release, is it really so horrible as a transient step
now?  Besides, we can easily flag incompletely converted devices, and
make -pcidevice not touch them.

While thinking about that: We probably need a flag in DeviceInfo anyway to tag devices which are not supposed to be added via -pcidevice (soon to be -device). It doesn't make much sense to allow the user adding - say - interrupt controllers via command line.

Such a flag could also be used to prevent incompletely converted drivers to be used via -device.


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