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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC 0/5] Allow object-add on X86CPU subclasses, for CP

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC 0/5] Allow object-add on X86CPU subclasses, for CPU model probing
Date: Tue, 06 May 2014 22:29:24 +0200
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Am 06.05.2014 22:19, schrieb Eduardo Habkost:
> On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 10:01:11PM +0200, Igor Mammedov wrote:
>> On Tue, 6 May 2014 11:42:56 -0300
>> Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 09:22:38AM +0200, Igor Mammedov wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 2 May 2014 11:43:05 -0300
>>>> Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, May 02, 2014 at 03:45:03PM +0200, Igor Mammedov wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:29:28 -0300
>>>>>> Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>>>> This series allows management code to use object-add on X86CPU 
>>>>>>> subclasses, so it
>>>>>> Is there any reason why "device-add" couldn't be used?
>>>>> It needs to work with "-machine none", device_add requires a bus to
>>>>> exist, and there is no icc-bus on machine_none.
>>>> The thing is that CPUID is a function of machine so using
>>>> "-machine none" will provide only approximately accurate data.
>>>> I'm not sure that retrieved possibly not accurate data are useful
>>>> for libvirt.
>>> "-cpu host" doesn't depend on machine, and is the most important thing
>>> right now (because libvirt's checks for host QEMU/kernel/CPU
>>> capabilities is completely broken).
>> true, but device-add/-cpu host could be used right now to get the
>> same CPUID data wile using any machine type or default one without
>> any of this patches.
> device_add can't be used with "-machine none".

I see no reason why we couldn't *make* CPUs work on -machine none. The
ICC bus and bridge were a hack to make APIC(?) hot-add work in face of
SysBus; if that prohibits other valid uses now, then evaluating Igor's
memory work for CPU might be an option.

I'm not aware of any real X86CPU dependency on ICCBus, so we might as
well make -device place it on SysBus if no ICCBus is available...
probably much more invasive and potentially dangerous though.


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