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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/10] ide: Break all non-qdevified c

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/10] ide: Break all non-qdevified controllers
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:44:40 +0100
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> On 17 December 2012 14:05, Markus Armbruster <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The writing has been on the wall for a few years.
> ...behind a filing cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door
> saying "beware of the leopard"?
> We really need a better way to mark devices as "obsolete, will be
> removed/broken/etc in a future version"...

Yes, we do.

These devices, however, are a slightly different case: "need
maintenance, will be removed unless they get it".  I've asked for them
to be updated on several occasions, on the list[*], and in person at the
last three KVM Forums.

Having your board in the tree is a privilege, not a right.  You earn the
privilege by doing your share of the work.  In my opinion, that includes
moving them off obsolete infrastructure in a timely manner, at least
when keeping the obsolete infrastructure around just for you becomes a
drag.  Which it definitely has been in case of IDE.

[*] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2012-07/msg00621.html

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