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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hw/i386: Deprecate the machine types pc-0.10 an

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hw/i386: Deprecate the machine types pc-0.10 and pc-0.11
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:40:38 +0200
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On 12.06.2018 00:18, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 05:41:04AM +0200, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> The oldest machine type which is still used in a maintained distribution
>> is a pc-0.12 based machine type in RHEL6, so everything that is older
>> than pc-0.12 should not be used anymore. Thus let's deprecate pc-0.10
>> and pc-0.11 so that we can finally remove them in a future release.
>> @@ -3952,6 +3953,10 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv, char **envp)
>>      }
>>      machine_class = select_machine();
>> +    if (machine_class->deprecation_msg) {
>> +        error_report("Machine type '%s' is deprecated: %s",
>> +                     machine_class->name, machine_class->deprecation_msg);
>> +    }
> Do you plan to add this info to 'query-machines' QMP command?

No, I'm not planning to add this. We'd need a request from upper layers
(i.e. libvirt) for this first, otherwise it's just a dead interface that
nobody is using.


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