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[for-5.0] Deprecate KVM support for AArch32

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: [for-5.0] Deprecate KVM support for AArch32
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:09:35 +0100

The Linux kernel has dropped support for allowing 32-bit Arm systems
to host KVM guests (kernel commit 541ad0150ca4aa663a2, which just
landed upstream in the 5.7 merge window).  Mark QEMU's support for
this configuration as deprecated, so that we can delete that support
code in 5.2.

Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
I was reading the 5.7 merge window writeup on LWN this weekend
and saw that the dropping of 32-bit support had gone in; just
enough time to squeeze our deprecation warning into 5.0 so we
can drop the code in 5.2 rather than 6.0...

 docs/system/deprecated.rst | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/system/deprecated.rst b/docs/system/deprecated.rst
index c633fe2beff..3142fac3865 100644
--- a/docs/system/deprecated.rst
+++ b/docs/system/deprecated.rst
@@ -336,6 +336,14 @@ The ``compat`` property used to set backwards 
compatibility modes for
 the processor has been deprecated. The ``max-cpu-compat`` property of
 the ``pseries`` machine type should be used instead.
+KVM guest support on 32-bit Arm hosts (since 5.0)
+The Linux kernel has dropped support for allowing 32-bit Arm systems
+to host KVM guests as of the 5.7 kernel. Accordingly, QEMU is deprecating
+its support for this configuration and will remove it in a future version.
+Running 32-bit guests on a 64-bit Arm host remains supported.
 System emulator devices

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