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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 5/5] apic: create apic as a child of cpu, not sy

From: Igor Mammedov
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 5/5] apic: create apic as a child of cpu, not system_bus any longer
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:41:57 +0200
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On 07/10/2012 12:41 PM, Andreas Färber wrote:
Am 10.07.2012 10:45, schrieb Paolo Bonzini:
Il 10/07/2012 08:16, Liu Ping Fan ha scritto:
Signed-off-by: Liu Ping Fan <address@hidden>
  hw/pc.c |   10 +++++-----
  1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/hw/pc.c b/hw/pc.c
index c7e9ab3..8df58c9 100644
--- a/hw/pc.c
+++ b/hw/pc.c
@@ -886,17 +886,17 @@ DeviceState *cpu_get_current_apic(void)

-static DeviceState *apic_init(void *env, uint8_t apic_id)
+static DeviceState *apic_init(void *cpu, void *env, uint8_t apic_id)
      DeviceState *dev;
      static int apic_mapped;

      if (kvm_irqchip_in_kernel()) {
-        dev = qdev_create(NULL, "kvm-apic");
+        dev = qdev_create_kid(OBJECT(cpu), "kvm-apic");
      } else if (xen_enabled()) {
-        dev = qdev_create(NULL, "xen-apic");
+        dev = qdev_create_kid(OBJECT(cpu), "xen-apic");
      } else {
-        dev = qdev_create(NULL, "apic");
+        dev = qdev_create_kid(OBJECT(cpu), "apic");

Does it make sense instead to do this in the realize method of the CPU?

Igor was working on patches to do that. We ran into other design issues
on that road, yesterday I made a proposal how we might proceed with his



I was trying to put APIC by-value inside of X86_CPU and do in-place 
in x86_cpu_initfn(), but that has it's own drawbacks:
  1. currently all apic flavors have common instance sizeof(APICCommonState) 
     could be used as a way to reserve space in CPUX86State. But they could 
     and create problems later when nobody remembers that sizeof(whatever apic) 
     be equal to sizeof(APICCommonState)
  2. it won't solve OOM anyway because of a initfn could fail due to OOM in any
     object_property_add() call

So if not-inplace apic creation in realize() is acceptable alternative then I'd 
like to
respin apic patches with this change.


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