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Re: [Qemu-devel] New targets (was: [PATCH] qapi-schema.json: Reformat Ta

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] New targets (was: [PATCH] qapi-schema.json: Reformat TargetType enum to one-per-line)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 09:48:59 -0500
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Andreas Färber <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 22.05.2013 16:28, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
>> Andreas Färber <address@hidden> writes:
>>> More common is however that people start writing a new target and don't
>>> submit it yet (ahem!) while another target gets added, and the current
>>> form of rebreaking this block of enum values causes more conflicts
>> Sounds like a good reason to submit the target upstream to me...
> So are incompletely implemented targets (wrt instruction set) eligible
> for upstream these days?

Aren't most of our target incomplete by some standard?

I thought the typical approach for a target was to get linux-user
working first, and then go for softmmu.  As long as linux-user can run
application, I think it's fair game for merging.

> I thought they'd need to be able to run at
> least some small image successfully, preferably Linux where possible.

I think that's far too high of a hurdle.


Anthony Liguori

> Regards,
> Andreas
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