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Re: [PATCH 0/7] hw/kvm: Exit gracefully when KVM is not supported

From: Daniel P . Berrangé
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] hw/kvm: Exit gracefully when KVM is not supported
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:18:09 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.5 (2021-01-21)

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 01:15:25PM +0100, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> On 2/19/21 1:00 PM, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 12:44:21PM +0100, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> This series aims to improve user experience by providing
> >> a better error message when the user tries to enable KVM
> >> on machines not supporting it.
> > 
> > Improved error message is good, but it is better if the mgmt apps knows
> > not to try this in the first place.
> I am not sure this is the same problem. This series addresses
> users from the command line (without mgmt app).

Users of mgmt apps can launch the same problematic raspbi + KVM config
as people who  don't use a mgmt app.

> > IOW, I think we want "query-machines" to filter out machines
> > which are not available with the currently configured accelerator.
> > 
> > libvirt will probe separately with both TCG and KVM enabled, so if
> > query-machines can give the right answer in these cases, libvirt
> > will probably "just work" and not offer to even start such a VM.
> Yes, agreed. There are other discussions about 'query-machines'
> and an eventual 'query-accels'. This series doesn't aim to fix
> the mgmt app problems.

I think this should be fixing query-machines right now. It shouldn't
be much harder than a single if (...) test in the code.

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