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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH RFC 06/16] vl: move smp parsing to ma

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH RFC 06/16] vl: move smp parsing to machine pre_init
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:03:09 +0200
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On 14.06.2016 23:32, Programmingkid wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2016, at 5:13 PM, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2016, Programmingkid wrote:
>>> On Jun 14, 2016, at 7:39 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>>>> smp_cores is only used by pseries and x86 machines.  I expect machines
>>>> that must be single-socket to disregard smp_sockets altogether.
>>> Could smp support be added to the beigeg3 and mac99 targets?
>> I think the machines these are emulating had no SMP so it would not make 
>> much sense. Maybe you'd need to create a new target emulating a Mac model 
>> with multiple CPUs instead or update mac99 to a newer model that had SMP?
> http://www.macworld.com/article/1002601/multiprocessor.html
> You will find this article enlightening.
>> But what would this bring besides more complexity and more possible bugs?
> - An emulator that can take better advantage of the host system's 
> multiprocessor offering.

Please note that as long as the MTTCG patches are not included yet, this
point is currently not valid for QEMU yet (unless you use KVM as


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