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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/3] hw/arm: add Fixed Virtual Platform VE suppo

From: Sergey Fedorov
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/3] hw/arm: add Fixed Virtual Platform VE support
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:52:42 -0700
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On 25.03.2015 04:06, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 25 March 2015 at 01:43, Sergey Fedorov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 24.03.2015 18:30, Sergey Fedorov wrote:
>>> So if I understand you correctly, it would be suitable to implement a
>>> model like Juno ARM Development Platform in order to get AArch64 VE
>>> model with SMP support in system mode?
>> As you can guess, my objective is to get a model based on Versatile
>> Express with Cortex-A57 CPU which could be used to run an SMP Linux
>> kernel on system mode QEMU. So I decided to use the same model as ARM
>> FastModels provides. I could get ARMv8-A Foundation Platform model as
>> well, but it also uses spin table boot method. Seems there's no much choice.
> Basically I'd rather we modelled some bit of real hardware.
> I don't see the point in providing a model of somebody
> else's model -- if you don't care about matching real
> hardware we have 'virt' already. So I don't really want
> to model either the Foundation Platform or the AEM,
> unless there's a really compelling reason to do that.
> thanks
> -- PMM

I understand your view. Unfortunately, I'm not going to implement any
other model so far. I'd rather focus on EL2 implementation for AArch64.
But maybe someone will find useful these patches :)


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