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Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-devel][libvirt] Default machine type setting for

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-devel][libvirt] Default machine type setting for ppc64
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 10:25:07 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 05:02:51PM +0800, Li Zhang wrote:
> On 2013年05月21日 16:45, Peter Maydell wrote:
> >On 21 May 2013 09:39, Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>Libvirt has always had support for specifying what machine type to use.
> >>This discussion is simply about what machine type to default to, if the
> >>user hasn't explicitly asked for one.
> >>
> >>QEMU has the notion of a default machine for each target, and that is
> >>what libvirt uses if the user hasn't specified a machine.  It is not
> >>libvirt's job to override QEMU's notion of the default machine here,
> >Agreed; thanks for the clarification.
> >
> >>so if the 'mac99' machine type isn't suitable as the default either
> >>QEMU needs to change that for the ppc target, or the user needs to
> >>explicitly specify their desired machine type.
> >OK, that makes sense. So is the problem here just configuration
> >or is it the next layer above libvirt not being configurable?
> Currently, the next layer above libvirt is not configurable.
> It is dependent on this default setting. Users also expect
> to start one VM successfully by default.

What is the application above libvirt you are using ? It clearly
needs to be fixed if it is to use non-x86 archs successfully.

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