[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] docs: provide documentation on the POWER9 XIVE

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] docs: provide documentation on the POWER9 XIVE interrupt controller
Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 10:17:28 +0100

On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 07:46, Cédric Le Goater <address@hidden> wrote:
> This documents the overall XIVE architecture and gives an overview of
> the QEMU models. It also provides documentation on the 'info pic'
> command.
> Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <address@hidden>
> ---
>  docs/index.rst     |   1 +
>  docs/ppc/index.rst |  13 ++
>  docs/ppc/xive.rst  | 344 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  MAINTAINERS        |   1 +
>  4 files changed, 359 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 docs/ppc/index.rst
>  create mode 100644 docs/ppc/xive.rst

Hi -- it's great to see this documentation. Unfortunately,
where you've put it doesn't match our intended layout for docs.

Each subdirectory of docs/ becomes its own manual, and
the intention is to eventually have five manuals
(as sketched out in https://wiki.qemu.org/Features/Documentation):
 * QEMU user mode emulation -- docs/user
 * QEMU full-system emulation user's guide -- docs/system
 * QEMU full-system emulation management and interoperability guide --
 * QEMU full-system emulation guest hardware specifications  -- docs/specs
 * QEMU developer's guide -- docs/devel

We don't want to have a separate PPC-specific manual.

Currently we only have interop and devel. I have on
my todo list to try to sort out the others, including
figuring out how to transition from our current set
of texinfo-based manuals to this layout.

I'm not sure exactly where this document should live.
>From a quick scan it appears to be mixing together
information aimed at several different audiences --
the "Overview of the QEMU models for XIVE" part looks
like information about QEMU internals which belongs
in docs/devel, but some other parts seem to be user
facing information which should go in one of the
other manuals.

-- PMM

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]