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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 11:10:25 -0500
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Another way to put this, and this is true for *all* contributions, is
that the bar for acceptance is whether something is useful even if the
submitter immediately stopped contributing after the patch was merged.


Anthony Liguori

> thanks
> -- PMM

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