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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] usb: Remove legacy -usbdevice option

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] usb: Remove legacy -usbdevice option
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:58:15 +0100
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On 08/01/2018 08:23, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>> But instead of introducing a new "-braille" parameter, maybe we should
>>> rather keep some of the convenience "-usbdevice" possibilities around?
>>> E.g. keep "-usbdevice braille", "-usbdevice mouse", etc. but remove
>>> things like "-usbdevice serial" and "-usbdevice host" where the code is
>>> rather ugly and the user do not gain much in comparison to "-device" ?
>> That would work too.  But I'm not sure why keep all the usbdevice
>> infrastructure when we can do the same (at the price of a small cmdline
>> incompatibility) with only 50 lines of code.
> I'm just afraid that we will end up with more new parameters in the end
> than just "-braille" - or do we feel confident enough that "-usbdevice
> braille" is the only one that would need a sugared replacement?

I agree that we should plan for suboptions, so it could be "-braille
[serial|usb]" for now.


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