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Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu-1.0-rc1 delayed (need fix for PPC32 build)

From: malc
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu-1.0-rc1 delayed (need fix for PPC32 build)
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 05:56:56 +0400 (MSK)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LNX 1167 2008-08-23)

On Tue, 8 May 2012, Anthony Liguori wrote:

> Hi,
> I was hoping we'd have a solution by now but it looks like we don't.  I'm
> going to delay the qemu-1.0-rc1 release until tomorrow.  I'd like to propose a
> couple paths forward.  Here's my understanding of the situation:
> 1) TCG changes were made for the Sparc/Alpha targets that use AREG0
> 2) AREG0 never worked properly on ppc32 hosts
> 3) Until recently, this caused a runtime failure of the Sparc/Alpha targets on
> ppc32.  However, malc recently changed this to a build time failure.
> I don't feel comfortable shipping a release candidate with a known failing
> build.  Here are the options:
> a) Revert malc's change.  I don't think this is much better than shipping a
> broken build.
> b) Disable sparc/alpha targets in default_target_list on ppc32 hosts.  I think
> is probably the best short term approach.
> c) Wait for Andreas' patches (I believe Alex detected a problem in the current
> version).
> Unless anyone strongly objects, I'm going to implement (b) tomorrow morning so
> we can keep the -rc cycle moving.  I would hope that we'll have something
> worked out for (c) by -rc2.

I have no probelm with this, apart from rather shady definition of


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