[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-1.5] Revert "pc: Kill the "use flash device

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-1.5] Revert "pc: Kill the "use flash device for BIOS unless KVM" misfeature"
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 18:24:14 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130311 Thunderbird/17.0.4

Il 15/05/2013 18:22, Markus Armbruster ha scritto:
> Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> writes:
>> Il 15/05/2013 17:09, Markus Armbruster ha scritto:
>>>>>>> @@ -209,7 +209,7 @@ void pc_system_firmware_init(MemoryRegion 
>>>>>>> *rom_memory)
>>>>>>>       * TODO This device exists only so that users can switch between
>>>>>>>       * use of flash and ROM for the BIOS.  The ability to switch was
>>>>>>>       * created because flash doesn't work with KVM.  Once it does, we
>>>>>>> -     * should drop this device for new machine types.
>>>>>>> +     * should drop this device.
>>>>>>>       */
>>>>>>>      sysfw_dev = (PcSysFwDevice*) qdev_create(NULL, "pc-sysfw");
>>>>> Why did you change the comment?
>>>> Because we agreed on the way forward for the flash patches, and it will
>>>> remove the need for (a) changes to machine types; (b) pc_sysfw in
>>>> general.  The device will be created iff a -pflash or -drive if=pflash
>>>> option is provided.  Thus in principle you could use -M pc-0.12 with
>>>> -pflash and it will work.
>>> Yes, that's the way forward, and yes, that means we'll have no use for
>>> the "pc-sysfw" dummy device on new machine types.  But why can we
>>> retroactively delete it from existing machine types?
>> Because it would only affect TCG and people probably don't care much
>> about backwards-compatible machine types with TCG.  I'd rather remove
>> the misfeature completely and start from scratch with a sane design, now
>> that we have it.
> I'm fine with limiting our backward compatibility promise to KVM, I just
> didn't expect it.

I think in general there's no reason to distinguish TCG from KVM, but in
this case we've been doing that all along so...


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]