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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] target-arm: "any" CPUs for system-mode

From: Peter Crosthwaite
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] target-arm: "any" CPUs for system-mode
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:42:59 -0700

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM, Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 6 July 2015 at 19:53,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Meador Inge <address@hidden>
>> This patch series opens up the "any" CPU for system-mode and
>> adds a new "any" variant named "anyvfp" that initializes the
>> FP coprocessors as well.
> We deliberately removed cpu "any" for system mode in
> commit f5f6d38b7458b8a back in 2013; I think the rationale
> for its removal still holds. If you're emulating a system
> you're emulating a specific system and you get a real
> CPU. A CPU with no impdef sysregs or initialized feature
> and ID registers is broken...

You can still have a CPU+RAM only machine model, load elfs and get
meaningful result on a debugger. I wonder though if linux-user can be
re-purposed for this?


> thanks
> -- PMM

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