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

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Revert "armv7m: Guard against no -kernel argument"
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 12:23:16 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.4 (2019-03-13)

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:53:48PM +0000, Joel Stanley wrote:
> 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.

-kernel doesn't support the .hex file format that is most commonly used
for micro:bit programs.  Are you loading ELFs?


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