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Re: [Qemu-devel] What's the next QEMU version after 2.9 ? (or: when is a

From: Yongbok Kim
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] What's the next QEMU version after 2.9 ? (or: when is a good point in time to get rid of old interfaces)
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:58:31 +0000
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On 10/03/2017 11:53, Thomas Huth wrote:
> On 10.03.2017 12:22, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 10 March 2017 at 12:07, Jason Wang <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On 2017年03月09日 18:20, Yongbok Kim wrote:
>>>> Indeed but we still use the platform to verify architectural
>>>> compatibilities even for newer MIPS architectures.
>>> I see, but I believe it may need some modifications in the code to support
>>> newer architectures? If yes, plan to send them upstream? Since it has been
>>> deprecated, if no new codes it makes sense to deprecate it in qemu too. You
>>> can still use exist qemu versions to do the verification.
>> Taking a step back, the reason for deprecating and deleting
>> code is to avoid having unmaintained and unused code in QEMU.
>> If Yongbok is maintaining the mipssim board and devices
>> and is willing to keep them up to spec with current QOM
>> and other best practices, and there are test images to
>> check they still work, I think that's fine.
> But the Mipssim machine is currently marked as "Orphan" in our
> MAINTAINERS file ... Yongbok, if you're still using it, would you maybe
> be interested in doing at least "Odd fixes" here?
> BTW, I think "F: hw/net/mipsnet.c" should be added to the "Mipssim"
> section, too.
>  Thomas

Yes I am willing to maintain the machine. I will post a patch to the
MAINTAINERS file for the machine and other MIPS machines.


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