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Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] raw-posix: Deprecate host floppy p

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] raw-posix: Deprecate host floppy passthrough
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:41:50 +0100

On Di, 2015-03-17 at 17:02 +0100, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Raise your hand if you have a physical floppy drive in a computer
> you've powered on in 2015.

/me raises the hand, my amd test box has one.

I was surprised when I got the machine a few years back.
And I never ever actually used the floppy drive in all those years.

> Kidding aside, media change detection doesn't fully work, isn't going
> to be fixed, and floppy passthrough just isn't earning its keep
> anymore.

If you really need floppies there is the option to go for usb.  Recent
machines don't have floppy connectors any more, so that is the only kind
of floppy device you can use anyway.  And you can usb passthrough it to
the guest.  Case closed.

Reviewed-by: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>


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