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

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] New targets (was: [PATCH] qapi-schema.json: Reformat TargetType enum to one-per-line)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:33:39 +0100

On 22 May 2013 15:48, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> Andreas Färber <address@hidden> writes:
>> Am 22.05.2013 16:28, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
>> 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.

I think the bar should probably be at about "either can run some
plausible set of Linux binaries in user mode, or can run some
softmmu image (eg linux with a minimal config", whichever the
target submitter prefers. Basically something plausibly useful
to somebody other than the developer.

-- PMM

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