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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v3 07/24] cpu: Prepare Socket container type

From: Bharata B Rao
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH v3 07/24] cpu: Prepare Socket container type
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 10:06:40 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 11:47:30AM +1000, David Gibson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:17:29PM +0530, Bharata B Rao wrote:
> > From: Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
> > Signed-off-by: Bharata B Rao <address@hidden>
> So, how to organize this generically is still under discussion.  For
> now, I don't think this generic outline is really worth it.  In any
> case I can't really take it through my tree.
> What I'd suggest instead is just implementing the POWER core device in
> the ppc specific code.  As the generic socket vs. core vs. whatever
> stuff clarifies, that POWER core device might become a "virtual
> socket" or CM or whatever, but I think we'll be able to keep the
> external interface compatible with the right use of aliases.
> In the meantime it should at least give us a draft we can experiment
> with on Power without requiring new generic infrastructure.

Makes sense, I will switch to the semantics that I had in v1 where
I enabled CPU hotplug for POWER8 using device_add.

(qemu) device_add POWER8-powerpc64-cpu,id=XXX


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