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Re: [PATCH 1/8] build-system: clean up TCG/TCI configury

From: Helge Deller
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] build-system: clean up TCG/TCI configury
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:42:51 +0100
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On 1/13/21 2:09 PM, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> Cc'ing TCI, SH4 and PA contacts FWIW.
> On 1/7/21 5:06 PM, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 04:50:36PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>>> On 07/01/21 16:01, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 at 14:03, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>> Make CONFIG_TCG_INTERPRETER a Meson option, and enable TCI (though with
>>>>> a warning) if the host CPU is unsupported, making it more similar to
>>>>> other --enable-* options.
>>>> The current behaviour is kind of deliberate. Using the TCG
>>>> interpreter is a terrible idea and think it's better if we
>>>> don't let users end up using it without realising that they have.
>>>> (Personally I would vote to deprecate-and-delete TCI, and also
>>>> to just have configure error out on unknown host CPU architectures.)
>>> Fair enough, I can change this back of course.  The missing targets are
>>> parisc, ia64 and sh4 I guess.
>> ia64 is a dead host architecture and doesn't exist in any OS distro that
>> we target anymore, so I don't think we need to consider it.

I have no opinion about ia64.

>> Likewise parisc/hppa doesn't seem exist in Debian since Squeeze, so I
>> think we can rule that out too.

Can we please keep parisc/hppa.
It's not an official platform any longer, but quite active in the
"unstable" debian-ports repository:

>> Only sh4 still seems to be supported in Debian. I expect the primary
>> need there is for sh4 guest support rather than sh4 host support.

Same as for hppa/parisc, sh4 is in debian-ports too.


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