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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 6/6] hw/i386/i386: Stop auto-creating lsi53c895a

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 6/6] hw/i386/i386: Stop auto-creating lsi53c895a SCSI HBAs
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:01:38 +0100
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On 24/01/2017 13:56, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> So, what do we want to deprecate?
> I think the onboard SCSI HBA adopting if=scsi drives should stay,
> because it matches what we do for other interface types.  Unless we
> wanted to deprecate interface types other than none entirely.

Yes, of course.

> What about realview and versatile auto-creating lsi53c895a?

That should go.

> What about pseries auto-creating spapr-vscsi?

That should stay I think.  The discriminant being that spapr-vscsi
devices actually are likely to have drivers in the guests.

> What about cold-plug of HBAs auto-creating SCSI devices?  You proposed
> deprecating it for PC types, but it's currently independent of the
> machine type.  Deprecate it for all types?  If not, add a flag to
> MachineClass so we can deprecate it just for PC types?

I need --verbose for this, sorry.


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