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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] ahci: add -drive support

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] ahci: add -drive support
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:08:43 +0200

On 09.07.2012, at 13:06, Markus Armbruster wrote:

> Kevin Wolf <address@hidden> writes:
>> Am 09.07.2012 10:50, schrieb Markus Armbruster:
>>> Alexander Graf <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> We've had support for creating AHCI devices using -device for a while now,
>>>> but it's cumbersome to users. We really should provide an easier way for
>>>> them to leverage the power of AHCI!
>>>> So let's introduce a new if= option to -drive, giving users the same
>>>> command line experience as for scsi or ide.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <address@hidden>
>>>> ---
>>>> v1 -> v2:
>>>>  - support more than a single drive per adapter
>>>>  - support index= option
>>>>  - treat IF_AHCI the same as IF_IDE
>>> Inhowfar?  Not obvious to me from the patch, or the diff patch v1.
>>>>  - add is_ata() helper to match AHCI || IDE
>>> Not addressed:
>>> Once we switch to q35, if=ahci will become a redundant wart: to add
>>> drives to the board's AHCI controller, you'll have to use if=ide.
>>> if=ahci will create new controllers, which is generally not what you
>>> want.  Ugh.
>> Can we even make it the default with q35 as long as our AHCI controller
>> doesn't also expose a legacy interface for compatibility?
> Err, what else could we do with if=ide with q35?

We could create a cmd646 and attach drives to that.


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