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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH V1 0/2] Versioning ARM virt machine t

From: Wei Huang
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH V1 0/2] Versioning ARM virt machine types
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 00:15:06 +0800
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On 06/07/2016 11:51 PM, Andrew Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 04:17:09PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 11 March 2016 at 17:36, Wei Huang <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> We start to see more features been added to ARM virtual machine models.
>>> For the purpose of backward compatibility (e.g. migration), it is time
>>> to consider versioning machine types for ARM VMs. As a beginning step, this
>>> patchset defines an abstract machine type for ARM VMs. The current
>>> "virt" machine is re-written based on this new abstract type accordingly.
>>> These patches have been verified by booting existing VMs.
>>> RFC->V1:
>>>  * Rename the machine type to "virt-2.6", matching the imminent QEMU version
>>>  * Remove mc->is_default (Peter's comment)
>> So is there a plan to provide a virt-2.7 for the next release?
> Yup. I was planning to send it as part of a small "hw/arm/virt: add
> cpu-map" series I pretty much have ready, but didn't finish and send
> yet because I got distracted working on the larger plan (among other
> things). The motivation (larger plan) for cpu-map is full cpu-topology
> configuration, but working on that has led to an smp parameter rework
> RFC (hoping to send this week...) Wei or I can just send the virt-2.7
> patch now though to get it done sooner than later.

It makes sense to go with Drew's patches, so he doesn't need to re-base
his existing current implementation.

> Thanks,
> drew

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