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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v7] powerpc: add PVR mask support

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v7] powerpc: add PVR mask support
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:29 +0200

On 27.09.2013, at 10:05, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:

> IBM POWERPC processors encode PVR as a CPU family in higher 16 bits and
> a CPU version in lower 16 bits. Since there is no significant change
> in behavior between versions, there is no point to add every single CPU
> version in QEMU's CPU list. Also, new CPU versions of already supported
> CPU won't break the existing code.
> This adds PVR value/mask support for KVM, i.e. for -cpu host option.
> As CPU family class name for POWER7 is "POWER7-family", there is no need
> to touch aliases.
> Cc: Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Kardashevskiy <address@hidden>

Looks reasonable to me, but I'll wait for an ack from Andreas.


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