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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.3 0/3] Contain drive_get() misuse

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.3 0/3] Contain drive_get() misuse
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:20:43 -0400 (EDT)

> I really can't see why we should tie ourselves into knots to avoid an
> incompatible change here.  I seriously doubt anyone will notice if drop
> the mistaken automatic backend pickup so that "-drive if=floppy -device
> i82378 -device pc87312" no longer picks up the floppy.

Ok, it wasn't too hard to convince me.  Let's document the three of them
together.  I'll do it tomorrow if you haven't beaten me to it.


> >> * ssi-sd
> >> 
> >>   I guess we want to document that --device ssi-sd will at some point
> >>   cease to auto-connect to the next available if=sd drive and require
> >>   the usual drive property instead.  Okay?
> >> 
> >> * m25p80-generic
> >>  
> >>   Document just like ssi-sd.
> >
> > Ack for these two.  Boards can still hook -drive if={sd,mtd} to them,
> > but (hypothetical) users would have to switch to -drive if=none.
> Want me to add something to
> http://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/2.3#Future_incompatible_changes
> ?
> [...]

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