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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Revert "armv7m: Guard against no -ke

From: Joel Stanley
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Revert "armv7m: Guard against no -kernel argument"
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:53:48 +0000

On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 09:17, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> A user-friendly error message is needed here.  The check for -kernel was
> too specific and is not desirable for microbit where we use -device
> loader.
> Old boards probably want to continue using -kernel.  New boards like
> microbit may use just -device loader.  Perhaps there is even a group
> that wants both options.

FWIW, I used -kernel exclusively when working on the microbit model.
Other users may chose to use the device loader/hex file.

I am all for usability, but getting rid of the ability to use -kernel
on some machine types would be a step in the wrong direction.



> A solution is to introduce explicit checks so that we can tell the user
> the appropriate option for the machine type.  I can work on this if you
> like, but probably won't be able to send a patch until Tuesday.
> Stefan

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