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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 01/12] TCG "sync" op

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 01/12] TCG "sync" op
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:14:55 +0100
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Paul Brook wrote:
>>> While sync appears attractive as a quick hack to achieve this, I think it
>>> is liable to be abused, and cause us serious pain long-term. If you need
>>> an easy solution then use ld/st (as with ARM VFP registers). If you want
>>> a good solution then fix whichever bit of TCG makes accessing a pair of
>>> registers horribly slow. We already have some support for this
>>> (concat_i32_i64).
>> Could we please include it nevertheless? I don't want to see S390 TCG
>> and KVM targets not included because of this sync operation.
>> If you like, add some big fat warning around it and maybe break
>> compilation if anyone but the s390 target uses that sync op, but let's
>> not keep a whole target from inclusion because of a single feature that
>> _might_ one day affect others.
> I'd rather not include sync, and instead use the explicit ld/st code you 
> already wrote.

As long as the KVM code comes in I'm good. I don't really care that much
about the TCG parts and only need them to have the build system
surroundings set up.

So yes, I don't care about sync. As long as we finally get any solution
here I'm good, but patches lying around for weeks surely doesn't help qemu.


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