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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow users to specify the vmdk virtual hardwar

From: Fam Zheng
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Allow users to specify the vmdk virtual hardware version.
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:44:01 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Wed, 04/20 20:22, Janne Karhunen wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 7:22 PM, Fam Zheng <address@hidden> wrote:
> > For backward compatibility reason, we shouldn't remove a pre-existing option
> > without solid justification and probably a grace period. I suggest adding 
> > the
> > hwversion option in addition, and document and check it as exclusive with 
> > the
> > compat6 flag.
> That's certainly doable and kind of makes sense, but I'm not entirely
> sure that compat6 flag makes any sense to begin with. Does it?

I don't know VMware products well enough to tell, but it has been available
since forever, therefore my suggestion is to just keep it which cannot hurt.

If we really want to get rid of it, we should start printing a warning message
to indicate using the flag is deprecated and remove it one or a few releases
later. IMO it's not really worth the effort.


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