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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Revert "armv7m: Guard against no -ke
Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Revert "armv7m: Guard against no -kernel argument"
Fri, 3 May 2019 02:04:11 +0000
On Wed, 1 May 2019 at 16:23, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?
Yes, I am loading ELFs.