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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hw/core/or-irq: Mark the device

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hw/core/or-irq: Mark the device with cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:52:59 +0000

On 27 January 2017 at 16:40, Alistair Francis
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 6:51 AM, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The "or-irq" device is just used internally. It's strange to
>> see this device showing up in the "-device ?" help text. Let's mark it
>> with cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet to hide it from the users.
> I agree that it is strange to be showing up to users, but is this
> really the best way to do this?
> I thought we were trying to get rid of
> cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet. Would it maybe be better to
> have an internal filed that sets this device as internal?

Yes, I agree; the reason for cannot_instantiate_with_device_add_yet
being such a long and ugly name is so it's easy to grep for
things we in theory might want to fix some day. "We'd rather
this didn't show up in help" is a different question.

(Like a lot of devices, it's pretty useless via -device, though,
because we have no way to wire up qemu_irq lines on the command

-- PMM

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