[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 07/10] qdev: Eliminate "global not used" warn

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 07/10] qdev: Eliminate "global not used" warning
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:17:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden> writes:

> qdev_prop_check_globals() tries to warn the user if a given
> -global option was not used. But it does that only if the device
> is not hotpluggable.

Because then the option will never be used.

> The warning also makes it harder for management code or people
> that write their own scripts or config files: there's no way to
> know if a given -global option will trigger a warning or not,
> because we don't have any introspection mechanism to check if a
> machine-type instantiates a given device or not.

Well, there is: create the machine, look for the device.  I guess what
you're trying to say is that there's no way to *predict* what a machine
type will instantiate, at least not until after the fact.

Suggest "will instantiate a given device".

> The warning is also the only reason we have the 'user_provided'
> and 'used' fields in struct GlobalProperty. Removing the check
> will let us simplify the code.
> In other words, the warning is nearly useless and gets in our way
> and our users' way. Remove it.

Well, telling me that I gave a non-sensical option isn't always useless.
I might have fat-fingered something, or be confused about my devices.

Say I give -global PIIX4_PM.disable_s3=1.  Does what I want with an
i440FX machine type.  Except it does nothing with -no-acpi or with a Q35
machine type.  The former is harmless enough, but the latter is a
mistake; I need to say -global ICH9-LPC.disable_s3=1.  Before this
patch, I get a warning in either case.

Is this warning really useless?


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]