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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 21:39:27 +0100
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On 1/13/21 3:23 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 13:57, Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com> wrote:
>> The question still remains whether anyone is actually likely to be
>> running/using QEMU on a sh4/hppa *host*, to emulate a different
>> guest arch ? This is what that TCG interpreter provides for.
>> eg would anyone really want to emulate aarch64 guest when runing on
>> a hppa host ?
> If anybody does, they should provide and help us maintain
> an hppa backend for tcg (and resources so we can CI it).

My time is currently too limited to actually work on such a
backend, but out of couriosity, what hardware resources would be needed?
Is a login to a machine sufficient?

> TCI is going to be so slow as to be useless -- you might
> be able to tick a box saying "we built QEMU for this port"
> but I find it hard to believe anybody would actually use
> the result.

True. As I said in the other mail, it would be useful for small
tools/builds only.


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