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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 2/2] mach-virt: Provide sample configuration

From: Andrea Bolognani
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 2/2] mach-virt: Provide sample configuration files
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:51:13 +0100

On Thu, 2017-02-09 at 09:57 +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> > I see Peter and you are discussing what to document here. IMO,
> > we should simply state -nodefaults provides us a base mach-virt
> > board with no peripherals.
> The thing about saying that is that it's not actually
> correct -- you get the UART, etc etc peripherals whether
> you say -nodefaults or not. I agree that listing them
> in multiple places isn't a good idea though. Maybe
> there's some wording that will work here.

Agreed, we just have to find the right wording. Would
something like

  Using -nodefaults is required to have full control over
  the virtual hardware: when it's specified, QEMU will
  only automatically add a small selection of core PCI
  devices, and leave the user in charge of adding more as
  they see fit. More specifically, the PCI devices that
  will always be present are:

    00:00.0 Host bridge

  This configuration file adds a number of other...

work for you? Please keep in mind that I want to be able
to use the very same paragraph both for q35 and mach-virt.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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