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Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH RFC 0/2] Versioning ARM virt machine types

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH RFC 0/2] Versioning ARM virt machine types
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:42:16 +0000

On 23 February 2016 at 18:34, Wei Huang <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02/22/2016 04:14 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> My view here is the same as it has been in the past regarding
>> adding versioned machine types for 'virt': are you (in this case
>> Redhat) willing to stand behind it, in the sense of taking on
>> the maintenance burden of adding new machine versions, reviewing
>> new code contributions for issues that require changes to make sure
>> that the old versions stay looking like the old machine, testing
>> that old versions look right, testing cross version migration,
>> and so on?
> I understand your concerns. Currently our in-house tree already carries
> versioned ARM machine types, which mirror both QEMU 2.4 and QEMU 2.5.
> Thus someone (including myself) from Red Hat shouldn't have any problem
> of maintaining/testing it because we are already doing it downstream.
> x86 and ppc have a similar situation.

Thanks for the clarification -- if you as a distro are already
supporting versioned machine types downstream that's a strong
argument for adding it upstream.

-- PMM

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