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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] eepro100: Add more i825xx devices

From: Stefan Weil
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] eepro100: Add more i825xx devices
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:29:56 +0200
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Anthony Liguori schrieb:
> Stefan Weil wrote:
>> Anthony, you asked me to send my maintainer version from
>> git://repo.or.cz/qemu/ar7.git
>> in small patches. Of course, the final goal is to have devices which
>> work.
>> To have a list of devices which should be supported helps other
>> people who want
>> to contribute to eepro100.c. They won't write code just for i82557c
>> if the same
>> code should be applied to i82557[ab] as well, for example.
> You can do that with comments instead of exposing broken devices to an
> end-user.
> Regards,
> Anthony Liguori

1. The new devices are not exposed to end-users, at least not for the

2. Many qemu devices are more or less "broken". This is quite normal for an
    emulation, because developers of those emulations only have limited
    documentation / resources / testing capabilities.

Many users of qemu don't expect a perfect system, and those who do will
stick to those devices which work for them.

So a reasonable way might be to expose many devices to end-users, but
to classify them as stable / testing / experimental (like it is done for the
host and target support).

Stefan Weil

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