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[Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 4/4] i8254: convert to qdev

From: Jan Kiszka
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 4/4] i8254: convert to qdev
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 22:18:13 +0100
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On 2011-03-06 21:45, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> On 03/06/2011 12:06 PM, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> In the system we model, the PIT is part of the PIIX3.  The right way to
>>> model it is as a DeviceState that's no_user=1 and created as part of the
>>> initialized of PIIX3 (for the PC at least).
>>> LPC is still an expansion bus and it's primarily used for discrete
>>> components like a TPM.  For components that are all part of a Super I/O
>>> chip, there really just isn't a bus in the middle.
>> There surely is some bus (or even multiple), just not external an one.
> It almost doesn't matter.  It would look like:
> I8254 is-a DeviceState
> SuperIO has-a I8254
> And the has-a relationship might be some custom bus mechanism (even if
> it's purely a VHDL or software concept).
> But in terms of modelling, we make I8254 a DeviceState because we don't
> care what bus it sits on.
>> Most of the currently ISA-attached devices are chipset internal.
> Yeah, and making them ISA devices was the wrong thing to do.  This is
> all going to have to be redone in the not too distant future.
> An is-a relationship only makes sense when the device is naturally
> represented as the parent object.
>>   They
>> belong to the PIIX3, so they need to be attached to some bus that is
>> owned by this device. If that is its ISA bus or a separate one for
>> internal devices - really, this looks like an academic discussion to me.
> It's far from academic as this is user-visible and visible via the
> command line.

I thought it was stated before that there is no guarantee on the
internal structure of our device tree as the user may explore it (as
long as it's stable for the guest). Regarding command line: What are
your worries here? The user can't mess with built-in devices.

I still think we have more important things to improve than these
cosmetic issues.


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