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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-ppc: Add versions to server CPU descript
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-ppc: Add versions to server CPU descriptions
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:14:14 +0100
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Am 04.03.2015 um 13:28 schrieb Alexander Graf:
> On 04.03.15 02:31, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>> 5b79b1c "target-ppc: Create versionless CPU class per family if KVM" added
>> a dynamic CPU class registration with the name of the CPU family which
>> QEMU is running on. For example, this allowed specifying "-cpu POWER7"
>> on every version of POWER7 machine, not just the one which POWER7 was
>> an alias of. I.e. before 5b79b1c, "-cpu POWER7" would not work on real
>> POWER7 2.1 and would work on POWER7 2.3 only. The same story for POWER8.
>> However that patch broke POWER5+ support as POWER5+ CPU uses the same
>> name as the CPU class so dynamic registering of the POWER5+ class failed.
>> This redefines POWER5+ server CPUs by adding a version to them and adding
>> an alias for TCG case. KVM will use dynamically registered CPUs.
>> While we are here, do the same for 970 CPU.
>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Kardashevskiy <address@hidden>
> Thanks, applied to ppc-next.
As Alexey predicted, I object.
The 970 part looks good and could be applied immediately if it were a
But the POWER5+ part I have my doubts about: Was there really a v0.0???
Others start with v1.0 and I have:
revision : 2.1 (pvr 003b 0201)
Also, this is still just bandaid and not a fix to the code that I
pointed out. But let's keep that discussion over at the other patch.
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