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[Qemu-devel] vmbus bridge: machine property or device?

From: Roman Kagan
Subject: [Qemu-devel] vmbus bridge: machine property or device?
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:58:16 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.8.0 (2017-02-23)

While hammering out the VMBus / storage series, we've been struggling to
figure out the best practices solution to the following problem:

VMBus is provided by a vmbus bridge; it appears the most natural to have
it subclassed from SysBusDevice.  There can only be one VMBus in the

Now the question is how to add it to the system:

1) with a boolean machine property "vmbus" that would trigger the
   creation of the VMBus bridge; its class would have
   ->cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet = true

2) with a regular -device option; this would require setting
   ->has_dynamic_sysbus = true for i440fx machines (q35 already have it)

3) anything else

So far we went with 1) but since it's essentially the API the management
layer would have to use we'd like to get it right from the beginning.


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