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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 2/5] pflash: flush rom device memo

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 2/5] pflash: flush rom device memory region
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:37:14 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 10:36:17AM +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 at 10:28, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:11:55PM +0100, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> > > The device realize() is also executed before the guest is started, is
> > > this call really necessary?
> >
> > My rationale was that machine init only happens before the guest is
> > started while ->realize() is called by hotplug too.
> Yes, but before realize the flash memory can't actually be
> visible to the guest, so there's no need to invalidate anything.
> > That said, can pflash devices be hotplugged?
> I guess you could have one inside a hotplugged device in theory;
> they can't be directly hotpluggged. (I bet that in practice
> there are leaks though if you did do that, and we don't have
> any devices that do so today.)
> > If you guys prefer not flushing from pflash ->realize() then I'll drop
> > it.
> I think it makes more sense not to do a flush in the realize method.

Okay, I'll resend this patch.


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