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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] scripts/device-crash-test: vmcoreinfo in error_

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] scripts/device-crash-test: vmcoreinfo in error_whitelist for ppc64
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 13:52:32 +0100
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On 03.11.2017 13:30, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> Hi Thomas
> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 03.11.2017 12:49, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
>>> Hi Daniel
>>> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 8:17 PM, Daniel Henrique Barboza
>>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> The device vmcoreinfo depends on the fw_cfg device to work, a device
>>>> that isn't available in most ppc64 machines. This makes device-crash-test
>>>> spams the following error when running with qemu-system-ppc64:
>>>> "INFO: log: qemu-system-ppc64: -device vmcoreinfo: vmcoreinfo device
>>>> requires fw_cfg with DMA"
>> It's not only about ppc64 - this problem exists also on most other
>> targets, e.g.:
>> $ m68k-softmmu/qemu-system-m68k -M none -device vmcoreinfo
>> qemu-system-m68k: -device vmcoreinfo: vmcoreinfo device requires fw_cfg
>> with DMA
>> So for the device-crash-test script, I think it would make more sense to
>> add a generic, machine-independent entry for this.
>> Additionally, I think it's also a bad idea to blindly add this
>> vmcoreinfo device to all targets! We should only add it to the targets
>> that actually feature the fw_cfg device with DMA, so we need a proper
>> CONFIG_xxx switch for this. Marc-André or Daniel, do you have time to
>> work on such a patch? Otherwise, I can have a look at this, too.
> Ah the DMA interface is only available on x86 & arm virt apparently. I
> thought it would be more widely available.
> I can add a CONFIG_FW_CFG_DMA, set by x86)64-softmuu & arm-softmmu,
> and make vmcoreinfo depend on it. Would that be good enough?

Yes, that sounds good to me!


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