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RE: [Qemu-devel] RFC for new features

From: Natalia Portillo
Subject: RE: [Qemu-devel] RFC for new features
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 20:28:47 +0100


> > Select what CPU we want to emulate.
> > For example under the x86 emulation, what if I want to run a system 
> > that does not work with the current emulated CPU (Pentium Pro) but 
> > does with an older one (for example a 486DX4).
> > Also in PowerPC emulation, it should be interesting as the 601 has 
> > opcodes that no other 6xx/7xx PowerPC have (that are from POWER).
> I agree with this.
> I wonder if the best is to choose the CPU (ie 601/603/604/G3/G4 for
> PPC...) or to choose a coherent hw entity (PowerMac G3, ...). 
> I think the first approach is good for ones who want to 
> emulate exotic hardware configurations but the second is more 
> usable for end-users.
What about both?
> The good approach may be to be able to select all motherboard 
> components but have some predefined templates that describes 
> well known motherboards.
And think that in PowerMacintosh emulation, there can be almost identically
motherboards, but are a different computer (check Gestalt value, and OF one,
both says the computer model).

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