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

From: Markus Armbruster
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: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:53:00 +0200
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Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 01:49:44PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 27 March 2017 at 13:01, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > It would be nice to get rid of the legacy -net option in 3.0.0.  I have
>> > added it and included pointers to loose ends.  I think this is doable
>> > but will require some time to achieve.
>> What's the syntax for using -netdev with embedded network
>> devices that you can't create with -device ?
>> (We should document this at
>> http://wiki.qemu-project.org/Documentation/Networking)
> I mentioned that on the wiki.  This isn't an option we can drop easily.
> Work is necessary to make -netdev a complete replacement or to remove
> the legacy stuff from -net.

Just like -device is a general way to plug in devices, replacing
multiple special ways (-net, -drive, -usb, ...), we could use a general
way to configure onboard devices.

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